Many tend to rationalize the things others say and/or do according to their own standards and past experiences, myself included. I cannot deny that personal values blend with “statistics” help us assess our surrounding and navigate through the world the best we know, but could systematic assumption harm our good judgement? Or how could we become more understanding of others, and able to communicate better? Most importantly, decipher valuable information from white noise.
Compassion and active listening seem to be great tools and qualities to work on in order to shape healthier relationships.
It takes time and effort but I believe it is beneficial for everyone. I’ll try to work on that in the future- wish me luck!
©️ Daphne Mia Essiet, 2013