Imagine a world where everything is as we wish it to be, a world where everyone meets our standards, our idea of perfection, where people get our approval and do exactly what we want them to do.
How stimulating, exciting and practical is that?
Well, the reality is, it can’t happen
The world will continue to be a melting pot, people are different and same in
their own ways, everyday can bring something new.
Some things to delight us, some to shock.
Some we approve of, some we don’t
We know this
Yet we continue to crib, complain, criticize that “they” don’t get it.
That they are being stubborn, difficult, stuck in time, living in an ivory tower
That they are immature, irresponsible, stupid, egoistic, selfish
That they should wake up and smell the coffee……
We spend our precious time and energies debating, arguing, persuading
We scream, threaten, drop names, display illusionary, non existent authority
We use every trick known to us to get them to agree to our way of thinking
And we fail
We fail time and again and we just don’t get it
We get frustrated, angry, upset
Pound our heads on imaginary stone walls
Build up stress, lots of unwanted, unhealthy stress
And then we complain about that too later.
Do you agree?
Does it happen to you?