It’s all about individual differences and the unique ways that we are driven to achieve. Without some background knowledge regarding what makes people tick, intolerance, misunderstandings and frustration can be the all too common components within human relationships. Fortunately, these low level relationships can be replaced with acceptance, cooperation and understanding when individuals learn to appreciate and make the most of everyone’s innate talents and abilities. Even better, the path to this level of understanding can be both fast and quite profound.
That people differ in exciting, fundamental ways, is a given. We hold different beliefs and values and are moved by different things. We perceive facts differently and generally behave in ways that are not always compatible with those around us.
Unfortunately it can often be quite difficult to change our ways or reconcile these differences. We may even feel bad about the ways that we do things, or conclude that others are simply strange or wrong, or just being belligerent. Instead of seeing the differences in human behaviour as a natural gift of diversity, we often judge people or try to make them more like us, or even try to make ourselves more like them. Either way we are all guilty at times of trying to force people to be something they are not, often at great personal cost!