It’s sometimes hard for me to say less instead of more. This post is one of those times. The first version went on for more words than I want to admit. But the power lies in four simple sentences and I deleted the post I intended to write for this much shorter version.
I can’t count the number of times that I and others I know have been offended because someone let us down in one of these four ways. But the reality of life is that others don’t see the world the same way you do, or I do, or we were taught to see it.
Expecting the world to be otherwise is an invitation of needless hurt and endless disappointment.