Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don’t do anything ourselves.
This reflects the thinking of so many people today. We all encounter many unpleasant things in our life, they irritate us and they make us angry.
Sometimes, they cause us a lot of hurt, sometimes they cause us to be bitter or jealous.
This is because we are not willing to let them go away. We keep on carrying the baggage with us, and sometimes we even let it become part of our identity!!! .
We let them keep on coming back to hurt us, make us angry, make us bitter and cause us a lot of agony. Why? Simply because we are not willing to put down or let go of the baggage/the emotions. Maybe even enjoy being a victim.
We should let go of an unpleasant event as soon as it is over. It may be hard to do because of the pain it has caused and because of the feeling it is ‘not fair’ or it is ‘wrong’ so we must keep going over and over it.
But if we do let go of it immediately it removes all our agonies. There is no need to be further hurt by the unpleasant event after it is over. And it allows you to think more clearly about it and move on.
Waiting for people to change, or to do what we think they should do, is a terrible waste of time, but they also have their own life and only they are responsible for it, as you are responsible for yours.