…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.