Something I’ve always had trouble understanding ever since I can remember is why people sometimes force their own life experiences and opinions on others – completely assuming that you will have the same experience as them.
No Janette, I will not also “definitely hate the cheesecake that they sell at the cafe down the road” because I am not the same person as you Janette. We have completely different ideas of what tastes good and what doesn’t. I don’t have the same tastebuds as you.
Apologies if your name happens to be Janette – it’s the first name that came to mind. I don’t know why, because I don’t even know anyone called Janette.
No two people are the exact same. Therefore, no two people can lead the same exact lives either. Our outlook could be completely different, which would mean our thoughts on situations and the way we act with people could be completely different too.
I guess what’s baffling me right now is when people feel sour about a situation they want to steer you into a direction for you to also feel the same way about it.
I suppose as humans we enjoy it when others have the exact same opinion as us… it makes it easier to connect and relate to each other.
When others disagree you suddenly feel attacked. Why is it we feel that way? Are we more closed/narrow minded than we think?
It could also stem more from the fact that we constantly need to feel validated by others.