Why is it some people spend all their time either mad at you or frustrated with you. Or they are so happy to see you that its worse then them being frustrated at you? What causes people to withdraw from relationships with others and spend their time being snippy and mean?
Oh well – something to ponder over time.
what is the path to caring?
A friend of mine a long time ago once told me that you have to cross the chasm between you and other people to care. You have to bridge the gap. *(how do people in London car, they are constantly told to “mind the gap.”)
Caring to me seems simple. You either are aware that the other person has feelings (caring) or you are not aware what-so-ever (not-caring). I realize that many people will argue this, but think about it and be honest with yourself. This is how we interact with people.
In fact, we frequently start out caring for everyone, then move towards not-caring as people display those “tendencies” that are demonstrative in our feelings as them not-caring about us. For me it is not listening, but that is my issue. There are many other things that cause people to believe the person they are speaking with doesn’t care.
The path to caring is often served best by entering the room with the heart of a servant and forgiving those around you the things they do, that really aren’t intentional. If we enter the conversation willing to forgive, then we are on the path to caring.