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Making assumptions about other's motives

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I was driving on a divided highway this morning. I was driving 65 mph which was the speed limit. A car started passing me and I noticed I had unconsciously increased my speed by a couple of miles an hour. I eased back to 65 and remembered comments made by my brothers in the past.
They would complain that other cars would speed up when they tried to pass them and then go back to their prior rate of speed as if to intentionally be irritating. It made me realize how often we become upset because of perceived motives when no such motives exist.
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    What great insight, Phyllis. I also have recently come to understand that sometimes people will judge us from their perspective... what they would do or say in a given situation. They may even have a tape in their mind of what they want us to say or do...a veritable script. We all don't come from the same place, even within the family. Our motivations, our goals, our trials and tribulations differ. Got to remind myself to keep that in mind.

    gail emoticon
    2242 days ago
    good reminder
    2242 days ago
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