Few days ago, I returned from Office to find my Shared room locked with a different lock than the usual. And, I did not have the key to unlock it. This happened, when I was already exhausted with 2 hours of sleep the previous night, then 6 hours of travel in the morning and then, a full day in Office.
My first reaction: Panic. OMG!! I have to stay outside the room in this hot weather. Will have to wait helplessly until my roommate arrives with the key. What am I gonna do!!
The Second reaction: Anger. How could you do this to me? Didn’t you know that, I might reach the room before you do. And in that case, I will have to wait outside. Poor me 😦
The Third reaction: A general negative impression about the world. About how inconsiderate the people are. And, what shall I do next.
Although this reaction, gave way to more clarity about what action needs to be taken. As I was pondering over these thoughts, I went upstairs to see if by any chance, my roommate had given the key to our House help to hand over to me. And then, I got a call from her, finally. On the call, I went on: blah blah blah. She asked me to calm down and listen to her.:D She told me where she hid the key. Awwww. She had strategically placed it away from direct limelight and I would know where to look for the key on contacting her.
This incident made me think, how quickly do we jump to negative conclusions. If only, we could pause to think clearly about the next course of action. Why do we always think negative about others? Obviously, my first assumption was wrong. She was not inconsiderate as I made her out to be in my mind. Instead, she was concerned to have thought about where to place the key for me. People are generally good. It’s our own negative lens, which makes us think otherwise.
Staying calm in stressful situations and giving people our benefit of doubt is the lesson I would take from this slice from my Life.
Keep Smiling and Stay Inspired 🙂
This post is in response to Blogging 101 challenge, inspired from my About Page.