Pearls for Annie


Since others operate from their own personal perspective within the context of their personally defined reality, understand their behavior and not take it personally. You cannot be responsible for how others feel. Carefully observe those individuals under stress and you will get a better idea of who they truly are. You will never know another individual if you continually attack their ideas. Simply listen and learn what you can and silently discard that which does not fit into your personal reality. We are, each one of us, both observer and an interface between ourselves and other humans, a kind of network like the internet. Try to operate within this context. Each one of us will believe differently no matter how much we attempt to cultivate the same beliefs as others; therefore, respect the beliefs of others. You can accept their beliefs, but not necessarily believe in them. Often the inability of some to change is based on the comfort that comes from familiarity.