Just as I was ending a conversation with two co-workers I learned two things from that situation and from the previous engagement with those who are nothing like myself or of the same background. The day before we were playing a game called “What do you meme” and the game consisted of common memes from social media and everyone will use one of the many cards they have been given to fit that meme. Although the game was lots of fun, and of course, yours truly had won, I learned in that quality time that people will look at the same picture of places, people and facial expressions and not have a clear understanding of what they are looking at. I learned that people can hear and see the exact same thing and tone and still interpret it differently.
This morning we were in a discussion about that game and others and what is age appropriate for families, and just adults. The conversation steered left and we got on the subject of academics of kids. I learned that where some may see a solution, some may see a moment to gloat and complain in the same breath. Privilege will have some complaining about the money they spend in a time of many free resources and brag about the amount they have to pay (that they may not be paying themselves) while others are providing an opportunity to reduce cost. Another may see one finding financial opportunity in taking advantage of others as the only way to get ahead while another person will see the benefit and opportunity in someone paying It forward to provide the same service.
Sometimes I think it is a blessing and a curse to think about the world and situations as if you’re in another persons shoes, to see the bigger picture, and actually look at and see the world for what it is and have an understanding for all things. Sometimes I wish I could be as selfish and thoughtless as others. I found that we tend to be more at peace when not surrounded by anyone, but living in a world where it is shaped by others who won’t see value in that unless you are surrounded by everyone has become the norm and a factor in some avenues of life.
My horoscope read…” Your idealism may be front and center in your life today. Many will never see the world as you do. While you don’t have to agree with how other people live their lives, try to keep an open mind and be accepting of them anyway. Libras need both the darkness and the light to reach full potential — after all, the world wouldn’t have fairness without them! Our lives are better with friends in it and our differences keep things interesting.
You Have Unique Abilities. You were born with your specific passions for a reason, and no one else in this world can pursue them exactly the way you can. Let what you love act as a cool breeze on a warm summer day, drawing and pulling you in for the most amazing motivation ever. You may find that you find well-being and happiness wherever you are.
Your Daily Soul Quote: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein
With that being said, I have to get back to me, by focusing on my bigger goal without the distraction of others but I also need friends once in a while that are different, have culture and are life-minded. That word might not make sense to you, but it makes perfect sense to me. It is time to make changes. Just knowing when people are necessary to be around and when they are not plays a huge role in being happy.