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Vantage point

Somewhere in south India, there is a beautiful house named Parnasala with a garden.

Amma, a mother of a child, a queen of her house and treat house as her kingdom like any Indian lady. She has hard job of maintaining house and garden everyday by cleaning mess created by her child and nature around.

Kutti, a little girl who enjoys her time running around the house, feeding birds and squirrels in the garden and keeping her mother busy through out the day.

Kaka, a crow flies from house to house looking for food and carries feathers once in a while. He is a regular visitor to Parnasala for food.

This is usual daily cycle where Kutti drops food on the ground in the garden for feeding, Kaka eats food and drops feathers on the ground and finally, Amma scolds Kutti and Kaka for creating mess while cleaning.

Based on background we came from, we take the side of character. If you are parent, you might empathize with Amma as you are aware of the difficulties and join her in anger. If you are altruistic, you might relate to girl and crow for someone who doesn't have much in life. We are correct in our view and dismissing other views if we look at individual episodes.

Now, lets bring all characters into the scene. Kutti watches her mother cleaning the mess that she created and realizes the pain. Amma looks at joy of her daughter while feeding birds and realizes her mistake of scolding. As a tradition of their crow tribe, Kaka drops priced possession of the day as a way to thank that family for food. So, he used to drop feathers everyday after having a meal, though no one can understand his emotion.

To sum up, we used to take sides with one side of story. Thanks to social and mass media, this is becoming more prevalent these days. Unless we know full story, taking sides might not give us the right picture of world. So, let's take vantage point where everything is visible.