The Daily Prompt : Understanding

Human nature is simple

And at the same time very complex.

There are so many angles and sides

To each and every person.

This makes it very difficult

To have a complete understanding

Of any  individual.

People think about themselves

According to their way of thinking

And others see them according

To what they think about the person.

It is all very complicated.

Can there be understanding

With so many complications?

Yes, there can be understanding,

When we understand

There are as many opinions

As there are people.

We become better persons

When we understand

That each person is different

And thinks differently from us.

We think according to our nature

And others according to theirs.

If we can stand in the other persons’ shoes

And see life from their point of view

There can be a little understanding.






By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. I completely agree. Trying to see things from others’ point of view can change our perspective and lead to understanding. It is vital to expand out of our own narrow world views if we are to better understand what motivates other people.

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