Sunday, 26 July 2015

The other point of view

The author E L James has recently published Grey - a novel telling the story of 50 Shades of Grey from the point of view of Christian Grey in an attempt to wring a few more quid out of the public expand the franchise.

I haven't read any of her books, and probably never will, but it did start me thinking.

How would some well known stories look if told from an alternative point of view?

The story of the Prodigal Son from the fatted calf's point of view: "Oh great, it's all well and good for you lot celebrating..."

A Christmas Carol from the point of view of Bob Cratchit: "Who are you and what have you done with Scrooge?"

Or more seriously, how many problems could be solved by seeing the other point of view?

Greece & the EU?
Israel & Palestine?
Disputes between neighbours?
Disagreements in churches?

When conflict arises, we should make an effort to see the other person's point of view - a lot of problems could be solved that way.

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