“The people you meet are all here to teach you something. Perhaps the obnoxious driver or disrespectful teenager is here to teach you about patience, the punk rocker may be here to teach you to be less judgmental.
Your job is to try to determine what the people in your life are trying to teach you. You’ll find that if you do this, you’ll be far less annoyed, bothered, and frustrated by the actions and imperfections of other people. You can actually get yourself in the habit of approaching life in this manner and, if you do, you’ll be glad you did. Often, once you discover what someone is trying to teach you, it’s easy to let go of your frustration…..
You may be surprised at how fun and easy this is. All you’re really doing is changing your perception from, “Why are they doing this?” to “What are they trying to teach me?”
Richard Carlson, PH.D., in “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”
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