Do we really understand?

We all have this inclination to want people to understand us. We see ourselves saying this to ourselves or to the other person  – “I was going through this and that is why I acted that way and instead of you understanding what I was going through, you were worried about yourself.” Do we really understand what the other person is going through? In this world, we all have our own pains, we all have our own small or big heart aches. It is understandable that we don’t feel the same every day…one day we may feel we can conquer the whole world…another day we may not feel anything…and another day, we might feel everything is taking us down.W e are humans and we are entitled to our ups and downs.

But are we entitled to another person’s understanding and compassion? If the other person is not having a good day, they might not understand us…if they are having a good day, they might not understand us…if they are having an okay day, still they may not be able to understand us..Why?? Because in every case, they are thinking about their own situation…a bad day would mean they are not able to solve their own problems to take over someone else’s; A good day would mean they don’t want anything else to spoil their wonderful day; an okay day would mean they are listening to you but they are still figuring out their day. No one is bad or selfish because they do that. It is just that we are built that way. It is just that our expectations make us feel that the other person is not able to understand us. If we are able to make adjustments to our own thinking and expect less from others, our disappointments can reduce too and helps in not adding an extra stress to our already existing stressful life. If we only could understand that we are all built-in a different way and we all look at things in different ways…

Does that mean we should not have expectations?? What will you do??

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Do we really understand?

  1. I just love! 🙂

    good points…i try to be aware of everybody’s feeling and stuff, but we cannot ignore our own feelings. i like to prioritize. If i’m having a bad day, but the other person is having a bad life, they would have more need of help at the moment…does that make sense?

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      1. i meant prioritize the “pain” not myself. like if got my finger cut off and the other person had their arm cut off, their need would be greater so i should take care of them before myself.

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