Look through a transparent glass, say the glass buildings now a days, or the window of your car etc.
It gives ultimate clarity if light on both sides is equal.
If there is some contrast, you’ll always find yourself in either of these situations:
A.) If the light is dimmer on the other side, you’ll see only your reflection. Don’t neglect the other side. It doesn’t mean there aren’t people there.
B.) If the light is brighter on the other side, you’ll see what’s going on there. Don’t feel envious or sad. Get motivated!
Which side you find yourself on isn’t permanent.
It’s dark only until it’s not!
It’s bright only until it’s not!