Monday, October 22, 2012

AnOther Woman's Point of View

The Other Woman. No Other Woman. The Mistress. A Secret Affair.

No, this is not a review of movies about mistresses. No, that's not it. 

I just noticed that a lot of people are not exactly happy that mistresses are trending in movies, so to speak.  They (especially women) hate the publicity that these "other women" are getting lately.   Some people think that the movies are glorifying the act of adultery and the adulteress. And I just want to say I beg to disagree. I think it is just telling the other side of the story. Why, we always see "normal" or the usual love story, but we don't really complain even if they are too cliche? 

While not everything in these movies can be said to be true in all third party situations, they still reflect reality.  It is happening all around us. We cannot really turn a blind eye on it and live in denial. And I believe, the mistresses also have a right to tell their side of the story. I guess what I'm trying to say is, let's not be judgmental.  I'm not really a bible person but I believe that none of us have the right to cast a stone on any sinner. 

You haven't been in her shoes so you can't possibly understand the situation completely. You haven't been caught in a situation like hers, or have been offered a love from a married man, so you can't say you would never ever do it. And even if you have, the circumstances would still be different. You haven't walked the same exact path, so you wouldn't really know how it feels or how you would react in her case.  

Life is not composed of only black and white, or right and wrong.  There are a lot of gray areas in the paths we tread. And we, people, are woven from different threads, fabrics and materials hence we act and react differently in different situations. At least, that much, we should understand.

You would never really know what you would do or how you would fare, until the situation is already right there staring in your face.   

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