Would You Like You if You Met You?

We spend hours, days, weeks, and even years striving to be the greatest while living what we think is our best life. We think we are good people with even better intentions, but how well do we actually know ourselves?

Can you identify your flaws and short comings?

Can you turn around and be grateful to the people who have helped pave a way for your success?

Can you be mature and respectful to the people who have caused you pain and anguish?

Or will you continue to be petty and blame it on the injustices of the world?

I’ve met people, whose main goal in life is to get ahead, and that seems fine doesn’t it? But at what cost?

Here’s the problem. Once many of us have elevated to the next level in life, we seem to forget the people who helped to elevate us. The people who sometimes sacrificed everything and left themselves with nothing and we look down on them as though they are peasants.

We don’t spend enough time today meditating on our actions and words, nor do we conduct frequent introspection sessions to understand why we do and say the things we do.

We just assume that we are great and in return cause an unending cycle of hurt, many times to people who care for us the most.

We complain about how difficult life is when many times we are just reaping all we have sown.

We have accepted the crab-in-a-barrel mentality in a microwave society and justify the outcome of our endeavors by placing blame when all fails, or glorifying ourselves solely when plans succeed, forgetting that no man is an island.

So the next time you look in the mirror, remove your mask, stand in your metaphorical nakedness, look at all your flaws and honestly answer this question:

Would you like you, if you met you?

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