Feeling like you’re too late always makes for a convenient excuse to hide.
The truth is, nothing happens when we’re late.
And, maybe this whole time thing is made up too.
As the days pass, time doesn’t get increasingly more aware of the pressures it puts on the people of the world. Time just is.
Us being late is the least of time’s worries.
Rather, us being late is something we decided on our own.
So before you lock yourself out, it’s worth crossing over to the other side even if it’s just for a short while (just to see if it’s really too late).
it doesn’t matter what you say, if what’s being understood is different. As Paulo Coelho says it, people only hear what they want to hear.
Like a game of broken telephone, there’s lots of room for miscommunication the further we go down the line.
Your friend probably didn’t mean to hurt you. Your landlord probably didn’t mean to inflict so much trouble for your family. Your government authority only wanted to make things safer for everyone.
Things get lost as they travel. And with a widespread warp in intentions, we can offer compassion instead of putting up more walls to divide us.
What would it cost to be more patient with others?
What’s the cost of making someone else feel like they’re not being heard?
It’s less expensive in the long term to eat healthy and exercise regularly than to live on processed, calorie-dense foods and a sedentary routine.
At what cost are we willing to ignore our problems so that we can stick with how things are in the short term?
There are lots of things that don’t require large amounts of time or money to solve (at least when they’re still small).