The Other I

July 5, 2011

Adjusting ones perspective

Filed under: Just Stuff,Psychology, Philosophy & Personal Nonsense — theotheri @ 3:12 pm

This morning Peter and I were discussing some conundrum or other over our morning coffee, and I uttered my back-up wisdom that always comes in handy when I don’t know the answer:  “Life is a great mystery.”  (Variants of this mantra can be adjusted to meet the need and range from “the universe is a great mystery” to “you are a great mystery,” or “leaking gutters are a great mystery.”

“Life,” Peter replied, “is a continuous procession of one problem after another.”

I’m not sure that’s the same thing as living in great mystery.

Though I couldn’t disagree about the continuous procession.  Either it’s Afghanistan or the global economy.  Or our leaky gutters which are determined that leaking is their mission in life.



  1. I often wonder how life manages to present us with a problem at all times. But I think it is a matter of perspective. If your printer breaks and that it all that is wrong, that can be enough to be a major problem. Then if bereavement or illness come along, a broken printer barely exists.


    Comment by sanstorm — July 5, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

    • Oh yes, – you describe perfect examples of what I was trying to say! It’s all in ones perspective.

      Thank you.


      Comment by theotheri — July 5, 2011 @ 9:10 pm | Reply

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