Friday, February 3, 2012
He's Still The Same Old Fool
Many people have the habit of freezing another person's mentality in time. Have you ever seen a person run into someone they haven't seen in many years and say something like, "I went to school with him and he's a real moron." Meanwhile, it has been thirty to fourty years since they last saw "the moron." Some people seem to think that nobody can change or evolve but themselves. They see themselves as growing, succeeding and evolving, but they somehow see the other fellow as he was in the eighth grade. In reality, it is the judgemental person's mentality that is stuck. He or she sees the world as it was when they were in grade school or college. This is a sad state of affairs, because such a person will never get to know anyone for who they really are or what they have become. Life is then stagnent, and always stays the same... after all, nothing or no one has changed except for themselves right? I think it would be a good exercise for us all, the next time we get a superiority complex, to check up on who has stayed the same; the other person, or ourselves. We just might be surprised at what we find.