Have you ever started to write a blog post one way at the beginning and as you formulated it in your mind it came out another way? Just must be one of those days for me I guess. So often I do try to have a real estate focus on a blog position but often it turns into something about human interaction, behavior, lessons learned, or about life in general. I had wanted to talk about making sure we have clear communication between people in all our dealings with them. For REALTOR and buyer and seller. Essentially avoiding "misunderstandings." Oh well, the best laid plans. This one took a detour. A life observation that has a different take on it all...
I have always liked the following quotation,
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.[Oscar Wilde]
It just seems to make sense. Women are naturally more complex than men. They have different hormones biologically speaking. They produce babies, something men can't relate to at all.
Sure there are the stereotypes of them changing their minds, being full of emotion, crying often, nervously laughing over things men would not even have any emotion over.
This is not a discussion about the battle of the sexes or the differences between men and women. Yes we all would agree that men are probably more simple than women. Why, I don't know. It is just the way we are built.
But women are a great example for all of us in life in trying to come to getting a handle on "understanding people." All people. It is not an easy thing to do. Should we try? Well I would say to a "certain extent." But the reason I think that Oscar Wilde quote other than be humorous is so spot on, is the focus needs to be on the love of the person. The acceptance of them. Not putting all our energy into having to know how they tick so completely.
The discovery for us all is that
True Understanding Is Just Letting Others Be.
The state of being is where we are all at. Face it, they are not you, and don't expect to truly ever figure them out.
Just let them BE.
They are perfectly OK just as they are. When you come to that realization, then you have reached TRUE UNDERSTANDING.