Stop expecting ‘You’ from people.

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Everyone is not cut from the same cloth.

Are you a good person? Yes? Great, so let me guess, that’s what you’re expecting from other people – goodness? You’re expecting wholesome connections and authentic vibes. That’s cool, but when you’re ready to step back into reality, read the rest of this article or listen of course. Anywho, truth is, very rarely do you run into a cloned version of yourself. My best friend is as close to a mirror image of myself as I can get, not because we look alike but because we share the same values, principles and ideologies – for the most part.  

We subsist in a wicked generation, a narcissistic, ruthless, self-serving generation. I know what you’re going to say, “Generations before us were savages too,”  but I’m not talking about them, keep up. Moving on, when you expect you from people, you’re setting yourself up for the ultimate disappointment.

Most people put up a glorious, flawless, I-can’t-believe-he-or-she-would-do-something-like-that front but, that’s a disguise. I pray for discernment so I can decipher fiction from non-fiction however, when you pray for discernment God gifts you moments to discern not some magical crystal ball that says “fake,” when a bad person appears in your life – I wish it were that simple. 

You keep being great! You keep being genuine and authentic, don’t let an experience with a couple bad apples turn your fruit basket rotten because then you start blocking your blessings. You are you, no one else can do you like you can. That’s a lot of you’s, damn I said it again. Anyways, I foolishly expected me from people that weren’t capable of it. Simply put – they weren’t as thorough as me. I’m built different; yeah, I can brag about myself and you can too. I’ve let people who wouldn’t give me the scraps off their plate eat at my table. 

One more time for those in the back.

I’ve let people who wouldn’t give me the scraps off their plate eat at my table.

But no more, now, people get judged at face value. Show me who you are and I’ll believe you. I won’t attach myself to the fantasy, reformed version of you. I will pick you up or drop you as you are and I will remain true to myself in the process. 

Say it with me, “I don’t expect me from people. I accept everyone as they are, not as they could be.”

*Repeat three times for dramatic effect. 

You got this!


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