Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
we all do it from time to time. some more often then others. but we all jump to conclusions. we all see what we want to, or whats safe, or what makes us feel good about where we are and who we are and why we feel the way we feel. i’m not sure any of us will ever be able to change that, its a natural and unavoidable response. knee jerk at its finest. i think the best any of us can hope for is to try and see things from the other side of the fence. ask the “what else could this mean?” question. try and give the other person the benefit of the doubt, credit where credit is due. don’t go so far as to avoid what is making your blood boil, because that won’t get anybody anywhere, but be honest without being mean and/or taking offense, and be willing to explain where you’re coming from without pointing fingers or calling names. swallow your pride, step down off your high horse, take a lesson from the book of humble, and ask them… nicely, calmly, like you actually want to understand (because you should) what their side of the story is.