Have Eyes, Can’t See..!

I see Modi looking at the opposition and saying, “Can’t you see I’ve done a good thing in Kashmir?” and the opposition replying, “Can’t you see you’ve done a bad thing for democracy?”
And both accusing the other of having eyes, but not seeing!
A woman took her 14-year-old daughter to an oldies concert which was music from the 60’s and 70’s and felt lucky to get front row seats. When they returned home, her daughter said, “During the show, I looked back and saw hundreds of little lights swaying to the music. At first, I thought the people were holding candles, then realized the lights were the reflections off all the eyeglasses in the audience. Mother could you all really see what was on stage after wearing glasses?”
“Of course we could,” said the mother, “and we enjoyed it!”
“You all must be blind,” said the daughter, “It was so boring!”
And as we laugh at the little girl, I know incidences were we older folk also act blind: I went for a business meeting the other day to a fancy club and the old man, a businessman turned to me and said, “I don’t do business with internet people!”
“Internet people?” I asked puzzled.
“Yes people who get orders online! I believe in going personally to an office, meeting the customer, shaking his hand, then getting down to business!”
“And by the time you do that the man who is online marketing savvy would have cracked ten deals!” I thought to myself.
These are those who have eyes but can’t see.
There are numerous stories of people who lacked vision. A Hollywood producer scrawled a curt rejection note on a manuscript that became “Gone With The Wind.” He had no vision to realise the success of a movie that would break all records.
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright finally succeeded in keeping their homemade airplane in the air for 59 seconds. They rushed a telegram to their sister telling of this great accomplishment. The telegram read, “First sustained flight today fifty-nine seconds. Hope to be home by Christmas.” Their sister was so excited she rushed to the newspaper office and gave the telegram to the editor. The next morning the newspaper headed the story: “Popular Local Bicycle Merchants To Be Home For Holidays.” The hapless editor saw the obvious but missed the real story.
Vision is never about seeing the obvious. It’s about looking ahead, about seeing what is not there – yet, about seeing the potential that is yet to come.
Like spotting the potential for success in a child who, as is obvious to everyone else, will likely fail. Or recognizing the potential for something good to come from a situation others are writing off as lost!
Coming back to the Prime Minister and the opposition, soon we will realize who it is who has eyes, but can’t see, but till then, you dear reader, change yourself to have eyes and also see..!





4 thoughts on “Have Eyes, Can’t See..!”

  1. There is one more phrase “To see through”.
    Ordinary citizens of the country should see through what their politicians are saying.
    Be they in ruling party or in opposition. No politician seems to be concerned about common man. And, the voting public has no choice.

  2. Politics has become a lucrative business, you can assess from declarations they have made to EC but the people who voted them to power become poorer after their last vote. Today’s choices determine our tomorrow’s destiny, therefore, vote wisely without being swayed by religion or caste.

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