Thursday, August 25, 2011

CAN YOU REALLY RELATE?

Often we find ourselves uttering the words, "I understand" to individuals that may be experiencing difficult times. How accurate is that statement? Do you really understand what that person is going through, have you shared the same experiences, or are you imagining what you think it would feel like if you were to go through the same experience? It is truly hard to understand what another individual is going through if you have never personally experienced it yourself.  You may have a general idea, but it is not the same. Yes, you may have a friend or family member who may experienced it, but you did not experience it. Some of the best teachers, counselors, and leaders are people who choose to share their experiences with others. They are better equipped to assist other individuals who are going through difficulties, because they have personally experienced the same things. However, even if you have not experienced certain things in life as others you can still comfort them with kind words and deeds. Just something to think about the next time you get ready to say, "I understand".

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