Double talk, if I remember correctly, is the term that George Orwell coined in one of his books to give respectability to the most often used practice in communication. We might as well call them—perspectives or perceptions! Why are we so stubborn at times that we don’t see others’ perspective or does it mean that we a re adamant to budge even a little from the stance that we take and in the process become focused on only the angle that suits our thought process. Now what is responsible for developing a thought process—is it not once again our perspective? So interesting really! We come back to the square one all the time when we try reaching a new point.
So what should we do during arguments—try seeing the others’ perspective or be happy with convincing the other to see ours? The debate can go on and on as none would move even a centimeter to accommodate the other. The most tragic part is when this rigidity in stance comes from people who otherwise are quite rational or perhaps pretend to be rational! Another perception!!!
Would not the world be a better place, with less number of differences of opinions? And what about the double standards? I think that they, too, have their origin in difference in perspectives. When we set different set of rules for our ownselves and a different set of rules for others, we have to have double standards to maintain them. The situation is real dicey—we have different perspectives so the others seem to us like indulging in double talks and then double standards are maintained to uphold our own perceptions that are the only reality that we are capable of seeing!
But who would take the initiative to set things right?
And Why should I? It is my world and I see it with a coloured glass and that, too, from an angle that suits me the best. So why should I change my perspective? Let the world go to dogs for all that I care for, so far as I sit comfortable in my own small world– cozy and secure—walled by my own perceptions!
And where is the TRUTH then?