I Believe In Shades of Grey

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    There Are Always More Than One...

    There are always more than one or two shades of ANY color....even though grey is not considered a color, it is a hue...or is that black and white only?  I can never remember... but there are always shades....
    Cheleanne Cheleanne
    66-70, F
    Oct 13, 2007

    Yours + Mine = Compromise & Growth

    if there's one thing i really hate, it's narrowmindedness. i believe in the right to express fully your opinion and beliefs as you see it, but i also believe in taking a step back sometimes and considering the other side. sometimes, it seems like people don't understand...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones
    16-17, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2007


    I don't believe in black and white anything.  We live in a world of subjectivity, everyone has a story and has the potential for change.  To affix permanance to anything is shortsighted I believe.  Everything in this world is about degrees and shades, not...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    18 Responses Jan 7, 2008


    Nothing is light or dark. Daylight has gray shadows, Nighttime has gray shadows. Nothing is entirely good or bad. Nothing is entirely light or dark. Nothing is ever clear cut. I believe in shades of grey.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 17, 2009

    50 Shades of Gray is only se xy

    because the guy is a billionaire. If he were poor, it would be an episode of Law and Order SVU. ;P
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2015


    Absolutes, things being either black or white, can make things seem easier, but nothing is just black or white.  The whole Good vs Evil thing can be a lot of fun to read about in books, but it isn't real. We are all people. No one is all evil or all good. It's all about shades...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2012


    Like my friend MOooo said there are 256 shade of grey. Wow...  
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    In Hair Color, and Sometime...

    In hair color, and sometimes in guidelines, there has to be an allowance for extenuating circumstances that could arise from unforeseen situations when the guideline was written.
    tabbyhoffman tabbyhoffman
    Aug 3, 2008

    I Have Come To Realize

    Not only is it true that not everything is black and white, nothing is either black nor white.  Everything is a shade of grey, even if an extremely light or dark one.  Life and the events in it are never absolute.  There's always a grey area; an asterisk. ...
    gman1023 gman1023
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

    Ultimately There Has to Be

    life cant be looked at as black and white  there are to many things in the middle ... i can be black and white especially when it comes to relationships but its a no tolerance approach ... but i believe there should always be  compromise in every situation ... its all...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Dec 28, 2007

    Sometimes I Do. ...

    Sometimes I do. I always try to look for black and white, but it does not matter what colour I get. Things usually work out.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 3, 2008

    Everything Isn't Just Blac...

    Everything isn't just black and white you have to and in feeling and emotions
    lostchild lostchild
    26-30, F
    Oct 13, 2007

    I Am Grey

    I am grey, eyes and hair, sweater and scarf, cape and gloves, grey I am grey, light and dark, blended well, strong as steel, grey I am grey, silver lit, flashing lightening, bolts of flannel, grey I am grey, rain on hills, winter dawn, snow in wind, grey I am grey, not...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2012

    Most Things Are

    I think most things are a shade of grey.  Even murder isn't black and white.  Murder for self defense falls into this category.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 22, 2009

    Life Is

    Life is shadowy.Formless and undefined     Look closelyLeers back at you     Almost dimly.Life is ghostly.Obscure and unclear     Ponder on itAnd it leaves you     Nowhere near.Life is dusky.One minute     Clear as dayIn a split second     All becomes grey...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2011

    Hate grey!

    I truly abhor that there are so many shades of grey in life, and in love. Why can't things be straight forward in Technicolor or at least black & white? But shades of grey? Undefined, undiscernable, and anything but understandable? Truly Suxx!
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    Shades Of All Colors

    "I'm still in love with you." You left out the part about how you're still in love with someone else too. 
    lagringa lagringa
    Apr 3, 2010

    i Belive In Them Just Dont ...

    i belive in them just dont know how good i am to living by them
    sweetstacey sweetstacey
    26-30, F
    Aug 3, 2008

    Only Shades Of Grey

    Little kids see life so clearly:  things are right or wrong, black or white.  Then, we grow up.  Nothing is as it seems.  Everything has shades of relevancy, meaning...when we decide to "walk a mile" in someone else's shoes, we find what we thought...
    Skiilah Skiilah
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    I Believe...

    that the world isn't just black and white - there are many shades of grey.
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

    Things Aren't Only Black Or White....

    While there are indeed two sides of the mirror, the light and the dark....there are infinite shades of grey between the two. It does seem there is an immense focus on the two extremes and very little of the in-between. Light/Dark. Good/Evil. Never...."Neutral." You...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 24, 2009

    I Frequently Get In Trouble

      ... with people who expect a simple black and white answer to a question. I guess I've found life too complicated for that.  Nearly everything falls into some shade of gray. Perhaps it can best be explained by understanding a computer's system of logic.  And...
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2009


    When I was younger I only believed in black and white and I didn't understand the phrase "there are also different shades of gray", it drove me nuts. But fortunately now I understand, and it made my life so much easier!
    SunnySmile SunnySmile
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 30, 2010

    Although It Complicates Things

    I have come to realize that in life most things aren't either right or wrong, good or bad. I can see through all the reasons people have for doing things, and realize that everyone has their own motivations. Everyone has had experiences that contribute to the way they feel and...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain
    18-21, F
    Jan 27, 2009

    Almost Nothing Is Black & White

    So, you would have to believe in shades of gray.  Life is all about what's inbetween.  Black & white is like being born & dying.
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 13, 2007

    I Know There Are Shades of Grey

    I am one. I don't know how people can come to believe things are either one way or another and that's it. good and evil? Things are a lot more complex than that
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Dec 26, 2007

    Sure I Do. ...

    Sure I do. There's really dark grey, like almost black, like pencil lead. There's also light grey like a slightly overcast sky.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2007
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