One thing about life and it’s lessons is that we can’t learn all of it at once, it’s comes in stages. There are things we learn when we’re little kids, then there are things we learn when we’re adults and then there are things we learn when we’re old. The crazy thing about this things is that some of them can’t be taught. You have to get to that stage of your life for you to fully understand and comprehend it.
I remember as a kid, I always thought it was either I was right or everyone else was wrong. The concept of respecting other people’s opinions was strange to me and that made me have issues with my friends a lot.
It became so bad that when I finally got to an age where I started to mingle with people with entirely different opinion than I, I had to literally force myself to hold back and not say anything that I knew would end up pissing off the other person especially when I know that pissing off that person was the last thing I wanted to do probably because I needed their help for something important.
I remember the multiple times I had arguments online on WhatsApp groups with total strangers on different occasions. Some times I end up leaving the group out of anger.
When I finally understood that not every body will see things my way and that I have to learn to respect their own opinions, I started to have this inner peace within myself. I no longer got upset when I see someone say something completely different from what I believe.
I remember one time a friend on one WhatsApp group had said that he remembered those days when I do argue almost everyday and I had replied him that I stopped all of that because I got busy with life. Another member immediately replied that that wasn’t the case, he said I grew up and I couldn’t agree with him any less.
I finally got to that stage in life where I had to learn that and I did.