…but that is okay because that is just how people are. I am determined to no longer get upset when people do what people do…like jump to conclusions, make gross generalizations (that are usually wrong.), hate without cause or reason, make bad choices. I choose to do differently but if I get upset when others do dumb stuff, then I am only making myself unhappy. People are not going to change just because I think they would be better off if they did.
I have probably not heard much of what has been said to me about my own stupidity…but I can not be totally sure of this because I wasn’t listening at the time.
I think I’ll add a little recently gained wisdom to these sentiments, namely:
People Aren’t Perfect…including myself.
I do my best thinking face down in the gravel. (I stole that quote years ago and I can’t remember from whom.) When dusting the grit off of my cheeks last week, a loyal friend pointed out two truths to me: 1) I expect too much from people and 2) I give more than I have.
I thought I had learned point #1 a while back but I guess not, as demonstrated by the piece “What Am I Missing” and my current situation. Point #2 has eluded me as well. All of my life I have given to others, especially my children, more than I could afford to give…not just financially, but emotionally and physically.
These two statements are now my new mantra. If I forget them, please remind me.
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Accept yourself for who you are: Marvelous! No need to prove anything to anyone by trying to overachieve. Trying to win acceptance by trying too hard, merely exhausts you! Love yourself first and everything else will fall into place!
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