I read an interesting book the other day with a great title: Everybody’s Normal Until You Get to Know Them. How true is that!
Have you ever bought something from a shop that said ‘as is?’ Right away, you know that that item is most likely slightly irregular or even damaged goods. It is not normal. There will be no refunds, no returns and no exchanges.
That’s a bit what it’s like when we deal with humans. If you’re looking for perfection, you’ve walked down the wrong aisle. The sooner we realise this, the better. We need to develop realistic expectations.
Of course, the really painful part is that I am in the ‘as is’ department too. We don’t like to admit that. We’d rather separate the world into normal, healthy people (like us) … and difficult people (everybody else).
The truth is that no one is totally normal! We all have faults and flaws. The sooner we realise that, the better.
Expectations … think about it.