Apr 22

Experience Is A Hard Teacher

pictureI’ve always said that I have no patience for adults. That’s because I truly believe that most adults should have a certain level of understanding and accountability. I am now aware that my views and feelings about this will continue to cause me a little anguish. The truth of it is that all adults don’t have the same level of understanding, nor are we all concerned about being accountable. Often, people just want what they want, when they want it, and how they want it, without regard of the outcome or how it affects others. I honestly don’t know how to deal with these types of people. These are selfish individuals, who really don’t even know they are being selfish.

I recently found myself in a situation with a person who is extremely sensitive to rejection and criticism. I, on the other hand, am not the most tactful person. I’m not insensitive, but I truly believe that sugarcoating belongs on the rim of martini glasses, not in a professional setting. If we are supposed to be on the same playing field, in a sense, why is the level of understanding so skewed? Considering the fact that our personalities don’t mesh well, how in the world do I handle this situation?

Do I withdraw? My personality doesn’t have time for that.
Do I fight? My will doesn’t have time for that.

Knowing that I have too much to achieve and too many other things to be concerned about, why am I tripping about the actions of this one person? Although there’s a certain level of frustration, I laugh about this daily, wondering what lesson I’m supposed to learn.

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” -Vernon Law

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