Most of us love those surprising occasions when our faith in humanity is restored. (This is something we try to do every single day on this website!) And how about those occasions when we get the boost and enjoy an “Ah-ha” moment about ourselves!?
Today we have a web-share for you that demonstrates why I browse through Facebook from time to time. Not often, mind you, but today’s experience is what draws me in periodically: I love being wrong about people.
Here’s what happened: I have a Facebook friend from college who I thought had become one of those cynical people, afraid of anyone who didn’t think like he did or agree with his politics (sound familiar?).
Yikes! I haven’t actually spoken to him for decades but from seeing a few of his Facebook postings I had unconsciously written quite a story about him in my own mind.
Wait! I’m not one of “those” people, am I? I thought I was one of the nice guys who just takes people for who they are!
I thought I was one of the nice guys who just takes people for who they are!
But alas, I guess I’m as guilty as anyone of slipping into that mode where you sum people up, writing a whole story about them with only a few tidbits of information. The worst of it is that even though I know better, I barely even recognize myself when I’m on that slippery slope.
The worst of it is that even though I know better, I barely even recognize myself when I’m on that slippery slope.
And that’s where today’s video-share comes in. Last night I saw it posted on my college friend’s FB page. I had to do a double-take.
He said it was one of the most thought-provoking things he had seen in a long time. Lovely!
I had to agree!
That “summing up people too quickly” point came down on me like a ton of bricks. (You’ll soon see why.)
But no matter your politics, this is a hugely compelling way to demonstrate one of the things we can all count on in life: Love knows no labels.
Take a look at this thought-provoking gem…
Enough said. I think we’ll just leave it there folks.
Stay open, curious and always hopeful!
~ Dr. Lynda
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