Daily Dose of Living

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Today we will talk about how can we understand each other better. 

  • Accept. To truly live in concert with others, we must quickly move past tolerance toward acceptance. Once you’ve made a concerted effort to at least tolerate the other person’s quirks, their beliefs begin to seem less silly and, in time, more meaningful—not meaningful to you, but meaningful to someone you care about. Once you realize your partner’s collection has a purpose to them, it is easier to accept because it is a part of who they are as a whole person; and while you may not like a particular behavior, you still love the entire person, foibles and all.
  • Respect. Accepting—not just tolerating, but truly accepting—someone’s idiosyncrasies is difficult, but not nearly as challenging as respecting that person because of his or her idiosyncrasies. Think about it: it took you this many years to arrive at your current credo, so it might be a tad unreasonable to expect someone else to meet you there overnight, no matter how cogent your counterargument. Okay, so perhaps you’d never hoard figurines or guitars, but there are many beliefs you hold that, at face value, seem ridiculous to someone else. But even when other people don’t agree with you, even when they don’t understand your stance, you still want them to respect your beliefs, right? So why not extend that same respect to the people you love? Only then will you move closer to understanding; only then will you begin to realize your worldview isn’t the solitary axiom by which everyone must live. Sure, it’s nice to have a clutterfree home, but it’s even nicer to share your life with people you respect.

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Reference : https://www.theminimalists.com/understanding/


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Shanique🌅 says:

    This is so beautiful GS. I think that acceptance and respect are some very important / key foundational building blocks of healthy relationships. No one is perfect. And trying to get someone else to conform to our standards of ‘perfection’ or the ‘right’ way to do things (which is relative btw), only serves as distractions and blocks to getting to know or actually meeting the real person. To truly be able to know someone is to be open – truly open – to listen – actually listen, a lot of people don’t know what this means – and take the time to get to know them. with acceptance of who they truly are. With respect of who they are. respectful of their thoughts opinions and beliefs. being open to challenging ones own beliefs and opinions. accepting commonalities. acceptance of differences. acceptance of that person. Within acceptance and respect there is safety. These simple concepts have the power to tear down walls, build bridges, and glue hearts. The absence of these have caused actual wars between nations, broken families apart, and even caused internal turmoil within the individual self. So I guess this can be applied to me too huh.. to truly accept and respect myself can help build and glue myself whole.

    Acceptance and respect. love it.

    Thank you as always for your inspiring posts. I enjoy thinking about these things. I enjoy thinking, period😂 Take care and God bless you 🙂 🙏

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Shanique. Receiving respect from others is important because it helps us to feel safe and to express ourselves. … Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them. Respect in your relationships builds feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Always a pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, John!! Have a great day!

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