Mid-Life Opponent?

Mid-Life Opponent?


It’s ourselves.

Ourselves?  Yes!

“By listening steadfastly to your opponent, you will discover your own shadow”.  — unknown

I am all too aware that what challenges me with others, is most likely my biggest blind spot for myself.

I commit the same “sins”, but am completely unaware of it.

I recognize that this is a tough concept to grasp for many people.  If you get this concept, you get it.  If you don’t, you’ll think this concept is a bunch of garbage.

It’s pretty scary to think that what annoys us about some individuals, is the same behavior we demonstrate to others.  But we are completely oblivious to it.

This is one of the reasons the word hypocrite was invented.

Anyway, I just wanted to say all that, to remind myself that being a good and decent person is incredibly hard work.

It’s work I accept willingly, and gladly endeavor to change, even at mid-life.

Have a GREAT weekend.  Carpe diem, jeff  🙂

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.