Have you met Mr X and Mr Y?Two friends Mr. X and Mr. Y talking to each other.
Mr. X: I am so lucky. Whomever I meet welcomes me and wants to spend more and more time with me.
They literally hate when I leave their company and wish I could stay with them. I feel really proud and happy.
Mr. Y : (Nods his head) Yes, you are really lucky. People hate me whenever I meet them and wish I never come to them as I trouble them a lot and make them sad.
Mr. X: Oh! Now I realize why people tell me not to send you to meet them. They say that you go to them like an uninvited guest and spoil their fun.
Why are you so shameless? Why can't you stop visiting people and let them be happy with me?
Mr. Y : I want people to learn some lessons from me.
Ok. Now onwards I will stop visiting people and trouble them. Its all over to you now.
After few days Mr. X and Mr. Y meet again.
Mr. Y : Hey! What happened. You don't look as happy as before.
Didn't people welcome you? They must be happier as I have not visited them all these days.
Mr. X: No. I felt that people were not as welcoming to me and happy as before and they took me for granted.
Sorry if I have hurt you by my words. I request you to start visiting people again.
I felt that when you were visiting them prior to my visit I was valued more.
In our life Mr. X is "Happiness" and Mr. Y is "Sorrow" which regularly visit our life. People welcome happiness into their lives and loath Sorrows coming to them. But just as sunshine is brighter after a rainy day happiness is more valued, soothing and enjoyable if it comes after a period of sadness. Happiness after happiness may not give same pleasure as happiness after sadness. Its also true that bad times teach us a lot.
Have you ever thought about this phenomenon? Let us discuss.