Friend or Foe?
When Jackson was six years old, two big dogs ran after him and tried to bite him. Since then, he’s had a fear of dogs and considers them mans worst enemy. Bryan, on the other hand, loves dogs and considers his dog a member of his family.
Now the question is, are dogs good or bad? The answer is; they are good in Bryans world and bad in Jacksons world. The same goes for all objects; they aren’t the same for us all, but differ from one person to another.
Dont Let Someone Fool You
How many times have you feared to do something because others failed to do it?
How many times have you been put down by others without even testing your abilities?
How many times have you taken someones reality and made it your own reality?
The main moral behind the story of Jackson and Bryan is to know that everyone has his own reality and that if someone fails to do something, this doesnt necessarily mean that you will fail too!!
If someone told you that this weight is heavy and that you cant lift it, this doesnt mean that this is true. It only means that this is his own reality!! He couldnt lift the weight and so he considered it heavy. But the truth is, it’s only heavy for him and not for you!!
If someone told you that you can’t make more money in this country, this doesnt mean that you dont have the necessary skills to do it. It only means that he has failed to do so and so is assuming that everyone else will also fail.
If someone told you that its impossible to do something, then all this means is that this person has tried and failed and so considers it impossible, but does this have anything to do with your own chances? Of course not!
Dont Let Someone Outline Your Reality
Jackson has been trying to convince Bryan that dogs are harmful, but Bryan never believed him because he knew that dogs were only harmful in Jacksons world.
Now what about you? What do you usually do when someone tells that something is hard or impossible? Do you just believe him without testing it?
Lots of people believe others and allow them to draw the outline for their own realities!! Imagine someone telling you that unemployment is very high and that you can never find a job. If you believed him, you may then stop improving your skills and then fail to find a job!!
Look at what you have just done..you have just fulfilled the false prophecy!! Now what if a friend of yours didnt find a job and another one didnt have a successful relationship and a third one didnt live a happy life? If you take their bad experiences and formed your own reality, what will your own life be like?
Taking one false belief from each person you know is enough to make you the most helpless person ever born!!
mpossible Is Nothing
When someone tells you that something is impossible, tell him that it’s impossible for him and not for you. Tell him that we are not all the same and that god didnt create us all with equal abilities. Tell him that if he failed to do something then this doesnt automatically mean that you will fail in doing it too. Tell him that you respect his opinion, but that it’s still his own reality and not yours.