My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, I lay them both at his feet. – Mohandas Gandhi
(¯..•._. • Imperfect Differences •._. •..¯)
Ever hear that old adage “What annoys us in another is actually what bothers us about our selves?” All of us have idiosyncrasies, weird ticks, which make us unique. In those ticks we find others who are same in both thinking and actions. We gravitate to those who “understand us” and befriend those we feel comfortable around. However, in that, we have the tendencies to judge those friends for their short comings and failures.
It is important to remember that a friend is a reflection of who we are and who we want to be, as well as what is important. When we start to judge them for their imperfections, it is time to step back and judge ourselves. Finding the root of what is causing the communication break down, and the resentment to grow, will allows us to communicate and hold onto that friendship longer. Remember, Differences make us unique, and allow us to learn new things about one another.
We need to learn to appreciate the differences, all while feeling close and comfortable with the similarities. This will allow us to feel complete and content with our own selves.