Lately, it seems I have been reminded of a whole bunch of things.
Does that mean I have been in denial the whole time I haven't been reminded of those things?
But is that necessarily a bad thing, believing that things can change?
I don't think so. I think that is what provides optimism and strength to people - going into something knowing the odds, failing, and then picking themselves up again.
I have learned so much about people this past year that I love it yet hate it at the same time. Sometimes I don't understand, nor do I want to, but I think that's being naive.
I think that's denial.
I think people should try to understand each other more, and that would create peace in the world.
The shame of it is, we don't want to understand as much as we may empathize with the person because we are too involved in ourselves.
So I guess my reminder to you is that people are all living their own lives, and as much as you may not want to understand someone, or as much as you may dislike them, take a walk in their shoes and see how they may be feeling.
Gain some perspective before you judge.
And even when you judge, don't be steadfast in your judgement. Be optimistic because (I believe, at least) things are capable of changing, always.