What bothers us most about other people is often the very thing we don’t acknowledge or accept in ourselves. Our egos like us to think our judgments are all about others. But, because it’s so difficult for us to look at ourselves objectively, life uses the people around us as mirrors to reflect what we need to see to expand our self-awareness. This isn’t to say that we can’t discern good behavior from bad, but when a judgment causes a major emotional reaction in us, it’s a sign that we’re projecting. Otherwise, we’d just feel…

Compassion.