Do You Believe There’s Three Sides to Every Story (Yours, Theirs and the Unbiased Truth?!)
When I was young and dumb(er) I’d listen to a customer gripe about my guys and take what they said at face value. Fuming, I’d go find them, wherever they were, and lacerate all their livers!!!
Needless to say I burned through A LOT of dudes doing that!
Than one day after yet again another tongue lashing of my guys based on what I had heard, I heard a faint murmur reply that could have easily been confused from that of a mouse. Straining to hear the meek voice over my escalated blood pressure, it turned out that one of my guys was sharing their alternative perspective on the situation.
Low and behold their meager squeak seamed to have some merit!
It was on that day, way back when my friends, that I first realized there were three sides to every story!
Whether you watch CNN or FOX it doesn’t matter…YOU NEVER GET ALL THE SIDES OF THE STORY LISTENING TO ONE SOURCE!!!
I do not think that declaration is very earth shattering. Yet somehow, everyday, we are exposed to one-sided stories that shape our perspective. Worse, those one sided stories escalate many of our blood pressures which all too often erupts on our social media accounts compounding the situation we’ve only gotten one side of!
Folks, as Forrest Gump brilliantly declared “I’m not a smart man!” But I did go to kindergarten and, through trial and ERROR came to realize there’s ALWAYS THREE SIDES TO EVERY STORY!!!
Maybe TRY remembering that kindergarten wisdom today, tomorrow and the next day when you are ready to erupt.