Do you like going out with your friends and loved ones?
Do you feel at times you lose track of time when you are out?
But when the same thing happens with our family members or even a third person, we question them.
Do you bargain at a branded store?
But its okay for you to bargain at a local vendor?
Are there different set of rules for your daughter and daughter in law?
Are there different set of rules for you son and daughter?
Whenever we have different set of standards for a same situation is called hypocrisy. When we tell our kids not to cheat and we cheat others or when we tell others not to behave rudely and we behave rudely to our house help. This is all hypocrisy.
Human race is full of hypocrisy. The society we live in has different rules for themselves and others. If you will think deep, at certain level you will find even the best of the people are hypocrites and I m not saying its their fault we are engineered this way. We have seen it at so many ways that is difficult to even recognise hypocrisy.
I think the main reason is at certain level our human race lacks EMPATHY.
We forget our time, what we do and did, how we feel and how will we feel if someone did the same to us. There are zillions of examples where we lack empathy, even in our daily life.
Let me paint a scenario, every time an eve teaser, before eve teasing, thinks what if the same thing will happen with their women in the house. Do you think he will ever eve tease with this thinking?
Change begins with us; we cannot wait for the others to change. These small changes that we make today within our selves will make a huge difference in future believe me.
5 ways to increase EMPATHY
- Walk in other’s shoes. Imagine how will you feel if something similar happens to you or your loved ones.
- Treat others how you want to be treated.
- Question your actions. We all are work in progress and can make mistakes.
- Be kind to people, I know this is a bitter world. But you do not have to bitter to survive.
- Be emotionally intelligent. True me it can be developed, not don’t was born emotionally intelligent.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.