Monday, March 28, 2016
How do you react when squeezed?
It's easy to think we know who we are. We roll along through life and I mean, come on, who doesn't think they're a good person. And yeah, life pretty much affirms that that's the case...until someone cuts you off in traffic, or the IRS triples your real estate taxes or you find out your spouse cheated on you.
It's then—when life squeezes you—that you really find out what's inside you.
It's like they say, when you squeeze an orange you get orange juice and pulp and seeds. You don't get guacamole. But not so with us. When you squeeze "good" us, you often get anger and fear and disillusionment.
It's only when the pressure's on that we know our truest self. That's why sometimes the real heroes in life are the people you'd least expect it from—because what's deep inside a person is often impossible to see on the surface.
The old adage is you won't know what you would do if a baby fell into a well until a baby falls into a well.
So next time things go wrong and you get squeezed, then you'll see who you really are.