If we don’t like our circumstances, we have the right, opportunity and responsibility to change them.
Something gets in the way of those efforts, often. Some might argue, ALWAYS.
That something is ‘the way people are’.
“We don’t see things the way they are, we see them as we are.” - Anaïs Nin
And we fight that, don’t we?
We want things, in particular we want people to be the way we are, see things the way we see them – to be ‘the way we want them to be’, rather than accepting them ‘as they are’ – which is cruel irony in how people who could fit, want to fit, ought to fit – frustratingly put themselves on path of ‘impossible to fit’.
Hi Mark. You know, I have had these conversations with friends and colleagues and I've come to the same conversation as you - that others are threatened by the truth because it requires them to take actions, own up to mistakes, or be accountable for their decisions. It helps explain why my progress in launching my ethics game has been slower than anticipated. It seems many live their lives in fear; I guess I have been blessed to live my life mostly without fear, MM, Phoenix, AZ
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