Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

Why do we try so hard to impress those who have no interest in us, yet neglect those who are moved, inspired, and blessed by us simply being who we are?

I would love to hear your thoughts.


Larry said...

I think that statement is best explained by the belief that "the grass is greener on the other side." People, by their nature, are always looking to maximize their potential, consciously or subconsciously. I think that if someone shows no interest in you or what you have to offer and you neglect the people that do show interest, you in some way feel that you could be "doing better" or "more." I think this is a natural mindset to have, given the human desire to maximize one's potential. However, I do feel there has to be a middle ground.

Larry said...

Nice blog btw. I've been going to salsa classes myself. We'll have to go next time I'm in NY.

Tom said...

Because we feel we have already secured a good impression with those who like us as we are and so do not think of them. We want strangers to say, "That guy look good" or, "Wow, he looks like a really nice guy". Because that means more to us coming from one we didn't know than from one we did know and who we know was already impressed.

If that makes sense!