Seeing Both Sides

“The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees nothing at all.”

So says, Oscar Wilde. Not sure I agree. The person who sees both sides is precisely the person who sees. But if it simply means seeing both sides with nothing flowing from it, then the person does see nothing at all.

The ability to see both sides of an issue needs to inform and lead to decision and action. Only holistic seeing and thinking nurtures wise opinion, decision and action. 

8 thoughts on “Seeing Both Sides

  1. Val Boyko

    Hi Don ❣️I’m thinking I am more of a fan of yours than Oscar Wilde. He was a troubled soul born at a time where there was so much judgment and negativity towards him. A time when one side fought against the other. Seeing both sides and being okay feels more evolved and loving 🥰

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    1. Don Post author

      I have found him to be a fascinating character, Val, but as you say, he was a troubled soul living in a society that was also troubled in its own way.. And I agree with you, it is more mature and loving.

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  2. Dan Antion

    Taking action based on an informed decision? (paraphrasing, I think) Seems like a radical approach today, Don. Sadly, I think people tend to leave out the whole “informed” step – there’s hard work involved with that one.

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    1. Don Post author

      Yes, you’re so right Dan. I think so many decisions and opinions are based on easy and shallow presumptions. As you say, there is hard work in being informed.

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