Different people have different perception. Somehow, everyone have the tendency of viewing the world differently. If everybody sees things similarly, then there won’t be different opinions in this world.
However, what you perceive is in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped. One man's meat could be another man's poison.
"Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars." - Oscar Wilde
"The reality of life is that your perceptions - right or wrong - influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place." - Roger Birkman
Let's take a look at this story
A couple bought a donkey from the market.
On the way home, a boy commented, "Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey?" Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them.
Later, an old man saw it and commented, "The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?" Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.
Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, "How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman." The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey.
Then, they met a young man. He commented, "Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you." Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders. It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a narrow bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river.
You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future. Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if your conscience is clear.
Although, you can uphold to your own personal perception, do remember others may see things differently because of their different teachings and upbringing. Let’s learn to tolerate one another views. What do you think?
Photo 1 by lulugaia taken from this source
Photo 2 by lesbrenda taken from this source