Most of us have probably said that or at least thought it.
Our lives can be molded and affected by others and circumstances such as a bad childhood or marriage or school life, loss of a loved one, financial hardship, illness, and on and on….
Most of these situations are beyond our control. But we may be damaged by them. We carry those wounds with us. They can affect our behavior.
Here is a solution that may help you cope with those damaged people.
Put yourself in their shoes. Take yourself out of your life and place yourself in their life. How would you feel? How would you react in their situation?
That type of understanding and compassion is not easy to do, but it will give you a better perspective of their life.
Here’s an even larger perspective.
They may be an idiot in an area of their life, but we all have our faults and shortcomings.
More than likely, someone has thought you were an idiot too.
It’s better to think of us all as damaged people because none of us is perfect. We all have our problems.
So where do we go from here?
Treat others the way you would like to be treated.