Most of us love those surprising occasions when our faith in humanity is restored, but 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 exactly 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 Facebook 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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