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For the week of: August 2, 2004


Seeing Their Potential

Around the dimension of actual and potential, we have this strange double-standard in our attitude toward people. We give ourselves the benefit of the doubt in assessing our own actual behavior because we rightly credit ourselves with having such amazing potential for the future. We define ourselves more by our potential future than by our actual present. But with other people, we often feel critical of their actual manifestations and discount their potential to change or improve. We look at the surface of a person and define them thereby. This attitude of ours arises from and perpetuates our inner isolation from people.

For this week, look past the surface of other people and see their potential.

 


     

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