It’s easy to look at others and see what they do wrong. Others lie, others judge, others argue, others are bossy. Why are they like that? The world would be so much better if they behaved the way I think they should.
Oh yeah, maybe I do some of that too.
When I see behavior in others that turns me off, I must remember to look in the mirror.
Do I do it too?
Just as learning from a good role model is beneficial, learning from a bad role model is equally so.
But the hard part is acknowledging that. It’s hard to look at yourself critically. Please don’t think for a minute that I think I’m good at it.
But talking about it is good. Being aware that it’s a problem is good. Being aware that you can learn from it is good.
Being aware that you can change for the better is incredibly good.
Watching people talk to each other and watching people really listen to each other gives hope. I believe most of us want to achieve an understanding of each other. Listening to another person’s point of view, to another person’s experiences can truly help you see the world through a different lens.
And then, when you put your own lenses back on, go take a look in the mirror.
I’m going to get the Windex out right after I post this. I know that, at least in my case, I need to make sure I can see that mirror.