“The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.” – Eric Hoffer
Others: a simple word used to describe people. A lot of them. Every single human being on this earth besides yourself. Others. At times they seem too many, too angry, too bitter, too selfish. Too stupid. Other times, it just seems they just packed they’re gone.
It depends on you, actually.
What others are and how others act and what you choose to think about others.
But they’re also people. They want something, they lost something. And they care. About something.
They’re not that different, and they’re not incredibly complicated. They just like to seem to be so.
Or is it you?
Maybe the world is just a mirror.
Think about it for a minute or two.
Does rain make you sad? Or does it rain only when you’re sad?
I’m not saying that our thoughts affect the world around us to such a degree that we can influence weather.
But our minds interpret whatever it is that it’s going on. And will give us the answers that we want, no matter how crazy or stupid they might seem.
Let me give you an example. You’re walking down the street and suddenly you think about someone you haven’t seen for a long time. Someone you haven’t spoken to, someone you didn’t even think about for some time. And then… a few moments later, you two bump into each other.
Some might see this as mere coincidence. Others as fate.
What you believe in has more power over you than you can imagine.
The good thing is that you can choose what to think.
Choice. This is one hell of an ability. To be able to decide what is what and act upon that decision.
The tragedy is when we let other take those choices for us, when we let others do the thinking.
Decide what this world is all about, decide what “others” are supposed to be like. Decide who you want to be and act upon it. Don’t just wait, do…
It’s simple, but not easy.
What I’m really trying to say is this: our actions are determined by our thoughts. Those same actions determine the thoughts and actions of others. Might want to think about that for more than a minute.