When I was a child, I thought 33-year-olds were SO OLD. Like, proper adults. They look the way I see adults in their 50’s these days. But here I am, almost 33, feeling more like a teenager. I often have to remind myself that I’m not as young as I used to be. People my age have kids, they’re married, they have mortgages. Wait, even I have a mortgage. What is going on?
When I was a teenager, I thought I knew everything. But in my 30’s, I am still learning things about people and human nature that shock, terrify, scare and just plain disappoint me.
One thing that I keep seeing, again and again, is double standards of people with their behaviour vs the behaviour of others.
It’s easy to criticise others for the things they do. It’s easy to judge them, talk about them behind their backs and say things that would hurt their feelings if they knew what you were saying.
You have to ask yourself, though, are you guilty of doing similar things?
If so, then maybe you need to have more compassion and understanding to others if the things you are judging them for things that aren’t actually that bad.
Or you need to start living by the morals you preach.
Don’t criticize your colleagues for leaving early if you also head out of the office 10 minutes early sometimes, too. Don’t accuse someone of being two-faced when you’re just as bad for talking about someone behind their back, but being nicey nice to their face.
Think about what morals are important to you. For me, it’s personal integrity, loyalty, and confidentiality.
I feel like I do a good job at standing by my own morals most of the time, but there are times when I could do better. I’m going to make more of an effort to stick to my morals!
What are your morals and do you stick to them?