Understand Before Acting…

Posted: April 23, 2010 in Experience
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I am asking for help please. I recieved the following comment over night:  “первое не понял продвижение сайтов в интернете”. I have no idea as to what it is saying; can anyone please translate for me?

Possibly it is spam, possibly it is vulgar, but also possibly it is a legitimate message from someone speaking a different language. I welcome comments from all regardless of language, faith, culture of anything else. Just because it is something I don’t understand doesn’t make me in anyway assume it is bad. I need to know its meaning before I can draw any conclusions. So, anyone help please.

As I am sitting here thinking I realize how easy it is to in fact jump to conclusions. Why is it so often that when we do this, it seems the conclusions we jump to be in some way negative based. We can see or hear a very small part of a circumstance but yet we feel we “know” what is going on and what we “know” is going on is of a negative nature.

I am not sure where it was but a short while ago I read the story of a panicked young father. Now there is this young couple with a 1 year old baby. Now this previously healthy baby suddenly began having some sort of a seizure. Long story short an ambulance was called and the child rushed to the hospital. The wife (mother) rode in the ambulance, while the father frantically followed in their car. Both parents are beside themselves with fear not knowing what was happening to their precious daughter, very understandable. Now it is rush hour traffic but everyone is doing a pretty good job of clearing the way for the ambulance. The fear filled, panicked father is doing his best to keep up with and stay right behind the ambulance wanting to be at the hospital asap. He stayed right behind the ambulance and was taking advantage of the way the ambulance was clearing traffic. I would do the same. This driving arrangement seemed to be working well, until he states someone he felt intentionally cut him off and he became trapped in traffic. He eventually made it to the hospital and the daughter is fine but undergoing a lot of tests. I thought how sad someone would intentionally cut him off in traffic, but realistically this person likely had no idea as to the circumstances, if in fact the act was intentional. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt unless proven otherwise.

As I read this though, it brought to mind something I had heard on a radio station call in program. Now, keep in mind I have no idea whether the two situations are related in anyway, as I have no idea where the father describing the ambulance incident lives. But maybe, who knows.

Anyway, a guy phoned in to partially complain about drivers and to brag about something he had done. His story went something to the effect. He was stuck in traffic and heard an ambulance coming; naturally traffic cleared as best it could to allow it through. He stated he could see some other driver taking advantage of the ambulance clearing traffic and was following it through. Now he “knew” this was some jerk just taking advantage of the situation and would have nothing to do with that. He was seemingly bragging about how he eased his car over far enough to stop this vehicle following the ambulance. Huh, what to say to that? The conclusion was jumped to that this car following the ambulance was just some jerk trying to get ahead in traffic and indeed maybe that was the case. I don’t know. No one knows other than the driver of the car in hot pursuit of the ambulance.

How about if we all try to be a little more tolerant with others. Be it in traffic or anywhere in our lives. Every single person is fighting their own battles in this life. We don’t know what those other battles are that may in fact be causing a person to act the way they do.

We know that basically all people are good and are just trying their best to get their days in the best way they can. Let’s cut others some slack and not assume anything. We can never really “know” anything until all the facts are in. Even then, how can we ever “know” what is right for others.

  1. Salman Ateeq says:

    Awesome narration, the flickr pictures are cute and i see some changes

  2. Safina abrar says:

    Well, I’m more than a ‘bit’ like you–gimme a two by four and hit me with it repeatedly WHILE you give me the same answer four times no matter how I ask the question. LOL

  3. Tahir Sheikh says:

    This is a great idea! When I come across something that hits me in a certain way…makes me think…or rethink something I cut them out and tape them in my jouurnal. It’s nice to have reminders of life’s lessons.

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