So many hurt feelings, betrayals, and communication issues occur because we expect other people to have the same sensitivities, preferences, and communication language that we do. Before we judge another’s motives, it might be helpful to review the following list:
- Have you ever said something unflattering behind someone’s back…primarily because you thought you couldn’t say it to their face?
- Have you ever been accused of being insensitive about something that seemed so innocuous to you?
- Have your motives ever been misunderstood?
- Have you ever avoided someone to prevent a confrontation?
We are all trying to get around the block with the least amount of pain. The growth challenge is to learn about perspective differences before we judge.
Give peace a chance.