Because I didn’t want him to think he could tell me where to be and when to be there. So I told him when I could be there. And he agreed.
Forgiveness isn’t about the person in question of your forgiveness. Forgiveness is for you. For ease of moving on. For peace and tranquility of mind.
Because you still need social skills to get you places. Because we haven’t evolved to not need human interaction. Because being present will reduce anxiety. Because without people, you’ll just be alone in your living room with your device.
Could turn out so many more ways than we’ll ever see. An incredible number of possibilities. And the one that turns out distinctly shapes our lives. Unless we’re chosen. Then only one combination of you and me exists… until the next one, of course.
The person people want to stop and talk to when they see you on the street.
Realism ensures the ratio of positive to negative interactions in your life remains defined. It is your job to ensure it is maximized. And not only in aggregate, but in every single relationship.
And act as if it were true. Because there is no alternative. Your behavior will set you apart.