No one has exactly the same conditioning, beliefs or biological makeup as you. When others don’t respond to you the way you’d like or expect, remember that it’s not personal. They’re just reacting from their point of view, which understanding doesn’t sync perfectly with yours. When you don’t take their opinions personally, you  spare yourself from unpleasant emotional energy. This increases the likelihood that you’ll feel compassion for both them…

And yourself.

Steve and Jarl