Other people are probably the biggest source of frustration and stress in our lives. People who don’t say what we think they should, don’t do what we think they should, aren’t the kinds of people we think they should be.
In our futile attempts to protect ourselves from this frustration and stress we expend huge amounts of energy trying to change other people. Or cut ourselves off from them altogether thereby ending up in our own solitary echo chambers.
And yet the solution is in our own hands, and staggeringly simple.
We can change our minds about them.