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The people around you


You can’t change the people around you…. but you can change the people around you!

In fact, I’ve stopped trying to change anything at all. I no longer want to rescue everybody, or even worse, teach them lessons. After all, everybody is a free agent.

However, I can change the people who are around me! That is braver and often more painful than trying to get somebody to be different from what they really are.

By changing the people you spend time with, you are making choices that are yours alone and allowing the other person to exercise their own free will.

What about you? Are you going to carry on trying to change people or are you already changing people?





A slice of bread

However thinly you cut your slice of bread, it will always have two sides.

We can’t understand the meaning of night if we don’t know day, or black without white, good without bad, kindness without nastiness or happiness without sadness.

Our slices of bread always have two sides.

How could I say for sure that I’m happy if I’ve never been sad? Or on edge, if I’ve never been at peace? Focused if I’ve never been distracted?

To pursue the bread analogy: if we never try the crust, we might only know the soft part. That would be a rather bland, even dull experience. It would be comfortable but would lack taste.

Instead of complaining about the imposed confinement, we could appreciate our neatly clean and tidy cupboards.

What about you? Do you really want to stick with the soft part, or are you willing to broaden your horizons?


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Who am I ?

I am a contemporary philosopher.
I capture life’s little events in bubbles of happiness to inspire you in an amusing and optimistic way.

Yours bubbly,
Gundula

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