Monday, June 6, 2011

Flip Side..



As saying goes " Every coin has 2 faces" i.e every situation has two sides. But we  have a propensity for neglecting, not looking and understanding the other side. We fail to look beyond the information we gather from our own perception. 


 Overwhelmed by our own perception 
Acute reception and
Well calculated misconceptions.
We tend to neglect 
Flip Side
Open and wide 
the other side.

We hardly exert ourselves
To look and  feel 
the other side.
Or its apt to say 
Forget it...
Why we even try.


We are right
Ever shining, sparkling bright 
How can the opponent 
ever be correct ?
No way
they can never be right.

That's how we think 
That's the way we deal 
Other one is Wrong
It's a universal feel.

Somewhere in the sub-conscious 
what lies is - Conscience
We shall use that
from Time to Time
Thinking from both sides 
than only we should decide
What is wrong ?
What is right ?
Not much 
but at least we can try 
To give a thought on
Flip Side.

PS: This post in no way related to my previous post Empty Hearts  and it is also not related to the political turmoil going on in the country. This is an independent post about natural human behavior.

99 comments:

  1. ohmygod

    i love it...

    :)

    seriously!

    did you write that poem?

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  2. wow nice... I can feel the emotion in the poem by reading it

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  3. What I like about your work is that it is so all-inclusive, no one is left out. The lines of division that we all paint (or are painted for us) are too often neglected as the obstruction to unity that they are. I hope that people who read this can take a look at their refection. I hope that I too can stay aware of my own close-mindedness, and crack open the mental-window, when needed. Not all is black and white in life. The "Flip Side" always has something to share. Very nice, Jioti. Kudos to you.:)

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  4. ...but at least we can try
    To give a thought on
    Flip Side"

    Exactly!and i agreed with your thoughts in the poem.
    Very very nice!

    Regards.

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  5. सही कहा ! इंसान भी तो यही करता आया है आज तक, सिर्फ एक पहलु को ही देखता है हमेशा !
    and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog..
    take care

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  6. If our mind has lot of open area, our flip side becomes less important.
    It is relevant and very good poem.

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  7. I always enjoy visiting your world, Jyoti. You string together thoughts in that lyrical quality, yet you avoid the triteness that can sometime accompany poetry. I appreciate the message you've conveyed here. I've often said myself that if people would step back from insisting on "winning", and focus more on communicating, people would have a lot less turmoil. Very timely message, sweetie!

    Much love,

    Dawn

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  8. amazingly beautiful and quite interesting too :)

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  9. That's how we think
    That's the way we deal
    Other one is Wrong
    It's a universal feel....

    Fully agree ... we also thought always like this .... wonderful writings ...

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  10. wonderful thoughts. We see only one side, which suits our convenience, to justify our acts. We never think that the other side may also be beautiful. A very thought provoking creation..

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  11. Beautiful creation with a lovely message in it.

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  12. Best post I read today so far. :)) Very nice and meaningful

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  13. Well written. Kudos, keep the job up.

    Hi, kinda new to this space.. :)

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  14. I love it....It is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Take care.

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  15. Agree with you on everything you said. We often misjudge situations and think stereotypically. It only leads to unpleasant decisions or future regrets. This awareness comes with experience and age. I know analyze things before I open my mouth/react and I am doing pretty well at it :) Great writing Jyo.

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  16. That's how we think
    That's the way we deal
    Other one is Wrong
    It's a universal feel.
    very nise both side of coin hav same imp ==============if i see only one side its dont called coin thats called a khota sikha

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  17. You are soo right Jyotimi. If only we evaluate issues from both sides, there will be less hurting and more harmonious relations.

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  18. Beautifully penned Jyoti. Really loved the way you write!

    Keep blogging :)

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  19. सही -गलत का निर्णय हमारा विवेक ही करता है.आत्म विश्वास को सुदृढ़ बनाने से विवेक भी सुदृढ़ होता है .

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  20. "thinking from both sides"...yes, to look at things not only from our perspective but the other person's also. What a wonderful thought! Very nice poem!

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  21. Beautiful...there is a simplicity to this thought of " Flip Side"...

    Learn to walk in the other persons shoes..then decide...as you say flip..side...perspectives may then change...or not...then you can agree to disagree...

    And sometimes...you may be saying the same thing...just in a different way...

    Nice rendition of the Human Condition...

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  22. but at least we can try
    To give a thought on
    Flip Side.
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    We must try to give a thought to Flip side....nice creation .....Dr. Monika Sharma

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  23. Hello Jyoti,

    Very well written with a meaningful photo. Most of the time most of us don't look the other side and take decisions based on ego and at the spur of the moment without thinking of the consequences.

    Best wishes,
    Joseph

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  24. Jyots , flip side gave me another thought ,it tells me second chance ,another chance.. Brilliant writer you are..!

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  26. That's how we think
    That's the way we deal
    Other one is Wrong
    It's a universal feel.
    Very beautiful and emotional. Wonderful and excellent poem.
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  27. VERY NICE CREAT YOUR THINK JYOTI
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  28. @strawberry: thnx honey

    @ion:yeah u r right not all is black and white in life.

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  29. Yin Yang. You know that? Glass is half empty or half full.

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  30. very true Jyoti! Liked the poem! :)

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  31. Good post Jyoti .We over emphasize our own point of view .WE forget "only perception is true ,what is being perceived may be wrong also .'"The neurological process of observation is never absolute .Thanks for such good posts .

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  32. amazing post Jyoti...thats a great thought...we definitely tend to forget the flip side...

    Cheers!
    SUB

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  33. True, and yet we often fail to recognize the flip side. We turn a blind eye to it thinking it to be either non-existent or totally wrong, but sometimes, rather half of the times, it is the right one.

    Nice read.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  34. Well said Jyoti.To empathize is often one doesn't think of.
    A clear view of the Flip side!

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  35. The flip side is usually heads.

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  36. Great insightful post, we should always be aware of the other side as no one is correct 100%. An open mind works best for sure!! Take care!!

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  39. wow! u shld be a poet! simply stunning :)

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  40. "Overwhelmed by our own perception
    Acute reception and
    Well calculated misconceptions.
    We tend to neglect
    Flip Side
    Open and wide
    the other side."
    this is very true.....the heaven and hell lies in our hand our thinking and our actions.....everybody shud grow outwardly in order to enjoy the holy bliss......
    .....mano ya na mano jyoti has depicted the truslf of common man we meet in a very lucid way ....very beautiful....A BLACK PART OF INNER US WHICH WE WANNA KEEP N ALWAZ SHOW WHITE......

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  41. Wow! This is really creative, Jyoti! =) You are so talented!! =) This one really made me think and it's so uplifting because we can focus on the flip side when things are down in our lives.

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  42. Good observation!This one is the very idea which perhaps has given rise the concepts of relativity in science and "Maya" (Illusion ) of Indian spirituality. It all depends the eyes and angle of viewer-nothing is an absolute truth!You see the things from your own perspective only paving the way for a flip side. The 'difference of the scene' in question is in fact the difference of the outlook-दृष्टि भेद से दृश्य भेद होता है!..and not the other way round! Exhilarating write-up!

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  43. Great post Jyoti... It is so true that we fail to see the other persons viewpoint. You have penned the poem really from the heart...
    Have a nice day:)

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  44. :) true
    applicable to all those events you mentioned but did not inspire you too..

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  45. ...this is a clever piece Jyoti... you've played it so well...very appealing to soul and mind.

    Good day.

    ~Kelvin

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  46. You've got me thinking ...

    When the flip side flips and misses, you end up with added complexity, that's for sure! ;)

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  47. Really interesting ... and true... so many heart breaks... arguments and bitterness could we avoided if we could look at the flip side in the same instant as we are thinking from our view point... If we could only count arrows sent by us while counting our wounds... at the same time... we could have saved ourselves from loosing more than only blood.


    Take care... nice thought stimulating subject

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  48. its interesting
    and it happens with all of us
    we want ourselves to be right everytime in every discussion
    bt we shld think that
    har sikke k 2 pahlu hote hain

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  49. What is wrong ?
    What is right ?
    Not much
    but at least we can try
    To give a thought on
    Flip Side.


    Not only emotional thoughtful too.
    I appreciate it...

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  50. Exactly!and i agreed with your thoughts in the poem.
    Very very nice!
    Really interesting ... and true

    regards
    sanjay

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  51. hey girl! :)

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    hope to see you on my blog again :)
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  52. wonderful post. I like ths idea of
    building with some loose sand all our positions and so too the edge of each coin feels the obverse and its reverse both so different while unable to actually see either.
    i look forward to reading more of youre beautiful blog :)

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  53. Its Nice one. I like ur blog. U r welcome on my Blog.

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  54. Nice jyoti but without loss , no body dare to think flip side.

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  55. That's how we think
    That's the way we deal
    Other one is Wrong
    It's a universal feel.

    Another great post with a very important message, Beautiful expression.

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  56. Dear Jyoti,
    Good Evening!
    Well penned verses!
    Thought provoking poem!Congrats!
    Wishing you a beautiful night,
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  57. actually,everything is relative eg. true/false,right/wrong,dark/bright,ethical/unethical,day/night,shame/fame and so on ,nothing is absolute.every thing is seen in light of some pre decided perspective.
    so sometimes one side looks ok,and sometimes flip side gets nod.

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  58. Very well said, nice and excellent, perceptions are perceptions never right never wrong. Keep it up keep writing well and nice.:)

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  59. Most of us don't give a flip about the flip side because we're so sure everything that matters is on the side we see or the side we're on!

    Lot of truth in your post!

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  60. संदेश देती हुई शानदार रचना

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  62. such a great poem, keep it up.

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  63. A perfect expression of an Universal behaviour. Agree with your views.

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  64. हमारे व्यक्तित्व का कुछ ऐसा भाग होता है जहां हम खुद भी नहीं देखना चाहते। किसी विपक्षी पहलु पर तो नज़र ही नहीं जाती।

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  65. That's how we think
    That's the way we deal
    Other one is Wrong
    It's a universal feel.

    true
    very nice poem .
    rachana

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  66. Those who understate never prevails. The two side symbolizes the two varied outcomes.

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  67. hi, Jyoti loved your creation and I do agree the same. visit my poetry blog "rachana ravindra" you will find my latest poem interesting the name is "गिद्ध "

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  68. i digg it. keep up the good work dont let any one tell you different what you do with words is special so FB please thank you http://your-movieticket.blogspot.com/

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  69. What a beautiful and thought provoking poem this is!
    The question you took up in this poem is so relevant,we do turn a blind eye to the thoughts and opinions of other people, though it might be subconsciously but still the voice which echoes in this poem summarizes of what we really should do-
    "What is wrong ?
    What is right ?
    Not much
    but at least we can try
    To give a thought on
    Flip Side."

    lovely read:)
    keep writing:)

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  70. That is very deep, and true. But sometimes if you look at the other side, u could become too absorbed with the other spectrum and end up losing yourself on the way. This is a very complex matter, it's like if u do your damn if you don't you are still damned. What a conundrum!!

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  71. great lines...I can say that it's ur brighter side of life.....
    It's the perception that matters......

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  72. @keatondrunk,@abhishek, @Amrita Tanmay, @rachna, @shakin,@tarunima, @indraneel, @hari, @harsh, @nivedita:- thanks u guys so much !!!

    @cubic: yeah its a mess. At both ends its hell.

    @prateek:yes u r right

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  73. Me gustan tus pensamientos, un grato placer leerte
    Pasaba a dejarte mis saludos
    y que tengas un buen fin de semana.
    un abrazo.

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  74. हाय ज्योति !
    तुम्हारी ही तरह क्यूट कविता.

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  75. बहुत ही बढ़िया रचना है,
    साभार- विवेक जैन vivj2000.blogspot.com

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  76. we see what we want to see. we hear what we want to hear. its a constant fight between stimulus and response ! we try to fit things in our own system of beliefs. Mere acknowledgment of the existence of flip side can do the majic and we can see bigger picture, better picture or the hidden ! There is nothing like making an informed or evaluated choice , but its not so easy nor possible all the time ! it makes life interesting and confusing !!!
    nice!!

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  77. We are right
    Ever shining, sparkling bright
    How can the opponent
    ever be correct ?
    No way
    they can never be right.

    hahaha.....of course, we always feel...i m the best..i am the best, without recognizing others....

    a great poem it is.....

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  78. idk if it was supposed to be humorous or not but it made me laugh...reminded me of one of my frnds....

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  79. very nice...i think seeing different perspectives and being willing to see that flip side really gives depth to our own wisdom and decisions...

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