thejan wrote:Sometimes i ask myself: how can they sometimes be so forgiving? if someone were to act like i sometimes do.. i would hate them. I would ruthlessly cut them out of my life... i would put them on ignore.
I think the same except I'm the unforgiving one. I quickly judge people, condemn them for some fault or other, and then utterly lose respect for them, cut them out of my life, quit, etc. I'm just as harsh with myself for my mistakes.
I used think of this as "being ethical" and wonder at other people's complacency. It seemed to me they were just going with the flow for convenience sake instead of standing on principle. I used to think I was the only person alive who actually believed in anything.
I'm beginning to realize they were often right and I was wrong (or at very least unrealistic) and that life consists of a series of necessary compromises. I've begun to realize being rigid and unyielding isn't the answer to every problem.