This was advice from my husband today.
Lower my expectations of people.
He sees me struggle with human behaviour, being hurt by people.
He sees me not understanding how people can not care about others suffering, how they can feel so entitled, how they can ignore what they find difficult and have such apathy about things like child sex abuse. How they can feel outraged about sharks being culled, but ignore all the child sex abuse and paedophiles being let off their crimes with no jail time. I look at most people and think – wow.
It is true that with increasing narcissism, and apathy, there are many who care about themselves only and have no desire to care about others. And only care, when there is something in it for themselves, which again is selfish.
He reminded me, that I have gone through a lot in my life, have needed courage, strength and self honesty, many have never needed.
He reminded me, that my understanding of humanity, is deeper than most I will ever meet.
He reminded me, that most people can’t live up to who I am and how I think, they just can’t, due to my faith progression, emotional intelligence, and compassion for others. Continue reading