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Learning to communicate..

The man doesn’t know that there is a snake underneath. The woman doesn’t know that there is a boulder crushing the man. 


The woman thinks: “I am going to fall! And I can’t climb because the snake is going to bite me!  Why can’t the man use a little more strength and pull me up!” 

The man thinks: “I am in so much pain! Yet I’m still pulling you with all my strength! Why don’t you try and climb a little harder!?”

The snake thinks: “I don’t know how I ended up here but was desperate to get out when all of a sudden a meal appeared. I will eat enough now to live and worry about escaping another day.”

The moral is— you can’t see the pressure the other person is under, and the other person can’t see the pain you’re in. And there is likely a 3rd element that no one would guess. This is life, whether it’s with work, family, feelings or friends. We should try to understand each other. 

Learn to think differently, perhaps more clearly and  communicate better. A little thought and patience goes a long way.