Monday, November 01, 2010

Understanding

As I go about my daily tasks, I can't help but think a little more understanding would go along way. These are just general thoughts. This post isn't directed towards a specific person or group or people.

For example, when I'm tired after a day of school and assignments, a little understanding would be nice. I'm not talking about treating me like a queen bee, but just put yourself in my shoes. So often, people are rude, and it shows.

They don't hold doors and they barrel past you in a store without a second thought. This reminds me of a horse with blinders on. People are in such a rush that they can't see much of anything around them.

Others are snappy, and you can't figure out why. In my experience, this leads to frustration because I don't know how to help them. I have to be patient with them regardless of how they act because I don't know what kind of day they've had.

But, that's easier said than done. Sometimes, I would like to give people a dose of empathy to make them care about someone other than themselves. If I had a magic wand, I think I would find a few people and zap them. Who knows, maybe it would have lasting effects? :)

Can you think of anyone that fits this description?

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Ah yes. I have called people like this my closest friends, and you know what? This year I removed those people or should I say they removed themselves from my space. I'm happier now that they aren't in my space because now, my space is crowded with people who are selfless instead of selfish. I hope that you will be able to encounter more selfless people in your space!

That magic wand would definitely come in handy though for times when you have to be subjected to people who live life in a bubble =)

tam7777 said...

We all have to deal with these types of people. Looking back I was one of those people and every now and then, if not cautious I can be again. So I try to think back on times when I was this way and give them some mercy. I know I sure needed some. lol At times I do get very aggravated.

Megan said...

I know just what you mean - but I think sometime it helps to just go out of your way to be nice to others, making sure to hold their door open and making a nice comment and it surprised me how often that then comes back to you.