How Do You Want Them To Act?

Everyone is not always going to act the way you want them to act. People act up, act out and act badly. We all make mistakes.

This can be very frustrating when you think you know what is best for another person. It can be very frustrating when you see others hurting themselves in some way.

People, even people who love you, are going to act in ways that you do not agree with. That’s just a fact. We can express our thoughts, feelings, opinions about what they are doing, but we cannot make them act like we want them to act. Their path is not about us. Their path is about them and their growth. Sometimes people put themselves through horrible things and it is really difficult to watch. It’s a part of their path. We can offer help, but we cannot force help on anyone.

We want the best for the people we love, of course. But sometimes, for our own sanity, we have to remind ourselves that we only have control over ourselves. We can’t control others – even when we really do know best. We can only have compassion for them sometimes.

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