confusing confucius… living the reality

I actually enjoy scrolling through my facebook timeline. I like seeing the pictures that my friends and family post about their lives. I like when I see that people are doing wonderful things with themselves. I try to bypass, for the most part, all of the negative posts… you know the ones; gossipy, filled with anger, insecurity, pessimism. I stay away from those ones because, believe it or not, once you read it you can not unread it and it’s most likely going to tarnish your mood or even your entire day. Their are some, however, that I will read. Ones from people I actually keep contact with, ones that, just maybe, someone didn’t want to bother you with personally. Just maybe those ones warrant a phone call, text or whatever seems most uplifting at the time. I also “like” a couple of pages that I find some semblance of daily inspiration in like themetapicture and themindunleashed.

This morning I stumbled across a post form HigherPerspectives titled 10 Confucius Quotes That Will Change Your Life and after the morning that I had I really needed to read this.

“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”

I have been totally overwhelmed by recent events in my life and have been seeing red! I can’t seem to understand how people can do one thing and it seems fine to them but upon receiving that same treatment are complete beside themselves. I have been on a mission to treat others as they treat me because I hope that one day they will treat me as they want to be treated… This method I kind of learned in elementary school when I had a really, really crappy teacher… He would impart all kinds of unfair treatment and look me square in the face and say “don’t get mad get even”, I’ve, unfortunately,  been living by that phrase.

I guess this is just not my style… Someone calls me a Bitch and I call them an Ass I just end up feeling bad for calling them an Ass AND feel bad because they called me a bitch.

What I have gained from my morning confusion and then reading Confucius is that I will stand my ground, I will continue to treat others the way I would like to be treated in hopes of being treated with respect, because in the end, I feel better as a person.

#Trust  #honesty #loyalty


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