Why is it that sometimes we don’t get the message from those who engage is with nothing but pure and altruistic intentions, that we are not on the right path? Sometimes it seems like There is a deafness for understanding the good intentions being proffered. There is also a blindness that starts it all. That blindness is not being able to see the error of your ways.
This isn’t to say that we don’t make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes and isn’t it true that our best learning comes from our mistakes? But it’s those folks you care about, you try to help, that never seem to learn to do it or at least try to do it differently.
That blindness noted earlier leads me to think about something I think was attributed to Albert Einstein. “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.”
it is my hope that I learn something new every day. I at least endeavor to that hope. I should take time consistently out of every day to reflect on that. Maybe we all should. I certainly hope that I at least learn from the mistakes I make every day.
Doing so will make me a better person and one to better serve my fellow humans. Isn’t is wonderful knowing there is no perfection in humanity but striving to learn from our mistakes will grownup into who we hope to become?
I’d love your thought on how to improve me and if you have ideas for how to help the person that can’t seem to help themselves. For now I’ve stepped away from trying with at least one acquaintance.