Being in the same situation


Today we had our first mock GD session in the Alchemist and i realised something. Before we started with the GD, we had a session in which we were told about what should be done and what shouldn't be done in a GD, various ways to come up with points, dress code, etc. After that we were divided into two groups. I was in the second group. Before the first group started with the discussion all the members of the second group were asked to observe the discussion carefully, come up with positive aspects and the missed out points later on. Finally the first group was given a topic and the discussion began. During the discussion a lot of points came in my mind. I was also able to think of various points that should have been elaborated upon. I also wondered how come people missed out some of the important points. So while i was observing the GD i felt that it won't be a very difficult task. Soon the first group was done with the GD and our turn came. As i sat there, i immediately felt a tinge of nervousness. Nonetheless i maintained my composure. First we introduced ourselves . Then we were given a topic and two minutes to think of some points. At that moment i realised that i couldn't come up with anything at all and it made me even more nervous. Somehow i managed to write 2-3 points in my notebook. After two minutes people started speaking. Because of nervousness i couldn't contribute much to the discussion and i spoke just 2-3 times. Then i realised that as an audience, we do not realise the difficulty of the situation. Few days back there was a singing competition in my college. One of the participants who was a good singer but was not so used to stage performances was sitting next to me. She was carefully noticing the participants perform so that she may not repeat the mistakes made by them. But when she went to the stage, even she made the same mistakes. Once she was on stage, she forgot about what all she had observed and went blank. The reason for this is that we are unable to understand the situation of the other people till we find ourselves in the same situation....

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