Are people really that blind?
I’m continually astonished when I witness people treating others exactly the opposite of how they would like to be treated.
I see it time and time again.
Relationships in business, relationships with their management, and relationships with their colleagues.
Its safe to assume you’d have to look far and wide to find someone who hasn’t experienced a negative relationship that hasn’t turned sour.
Its likely most people have experienced more than just one sour relationship too.
So why is it then, that we take so long to learn from these mistakes.
Why can’t we simply cease and desist the behaviors that caused these relationships to go bad in the first place?
I especially wonder when I see “older” people, ones I greatly respect, acting in embarrassing and disrespectful ways.
I was brought up with the basic respect for authority and seniority in most things.
I guess this is why it astonishes me when I see how truly unenlightened people can continually behave.
Surely, there are exceptions. I’m certainly not boasting that I instantly learn from all my own short-comings either.
Full disclosure, it sometimes takes me more than a couple of times in making the same mistake until I truly “smarten” up.
I hope I can continue to learn that one “Golden Rule” though, to treat others how you would like to be treated.