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Problems...

One of the interesting lessons that I am learning as time is passing on in my life is about problems. I know that sounds sort of silly, doesn't it? The thing is...I have never really thought about it. Well...I have thought of my own...but that is typically all I can think about. I guess the thing that I am learning now is...how do I explain this eloquently? So here's what I see. Everyone has problems...and everyone deals with their problems in their own way. The thing that I am learning is that even though I have problems and issues and I just want to blame someone...or I want to bitch about it all the time...that in actuality...do I really have a right to do so? I don't ever take a step back and think..."Does this person have a problem? Maybe this person's problems or issues are more monumental then mine?"

Grant it...the size of a problem is of course in the eye of the beholder...but everyone's problems, no matter how big or small should always be taken into consideration. You just never know what is going on in someone else's world...you never know what can set someone else off.

I am not suggesting that people can treat each other like shit because they have their own problems...I guess I am merely saying that when interacting with others, having compassion and not assuming that if they snap at you it is about you. Perhaps it is about them? Having the patience, understanding, and compassion for someone else and their problems...that is what I am learning.

It is a slow process...but I am trying very hard to think of other people's situations and feelings and not just think of how much pain or sadness I am feeling...after all...what of the other person's? Especially if it is someone you love and care for. You know...it would be so much easier to go through life and bulldoze over others and only think of yourself. I guess the axiom, "Sometimes (Often) the hardest thing to do is the right thing to do" is true...I believe the Fray sings a song...yeah..."All At Once" where they state "Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same" ... I don't want to just think of myself...I mean...I don't think I do that now...but I have been catching myself wallowing in self-pity that I forget myself. That I forget it isn't about me. And it shouldn't be...more on this tomorrow...my thoughts are not completely lucid right now

It is time for me to go to bed...I need to wake up early...I want to bike and do abs in the morning :-) Not to mention I have my second doctor's appointment for my second HPV shot.

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archer823
Apr. 10th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
If more people in the world thought like you, just took a few extra moments of empathy and think before asigning blame, it be a much better place.
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