As stressful as it has been, it has also brought about good levels of understanding ! I was reading Freedom by Osho, during a journey, and a strange connect got reinforced ! People behave the way they are conditioned to behave !
“It is said that when you tell an Englishman a joke, he will laugh three times. he will laugh the first time – when you tell it – to be polite. he will laugh a second time – when you explain it – again to be polite. That is the training of an Englishman, always to be polite. Finally, he will laugh a third time in the middle of the night when he wakes from a sound sleep and suddenly gets it..
People behave the way they are conditioned to behave, the way they are brought up to behave, the way they are expected to behave…” how true ! And when somebody behaves in a way i have been conditioned as ‘wrong’, well therein lies the rub and problems in reaching out ! Well, well, well, culture !
The weeks been hectic. Wife’s birthday came and went. She tells me she is happy with the way the day came and went ! I believe that. Or rather, i am conditioned to believe that ! Or rather, after its gone, i am a condition to believe that 🙂
The week ahead stares at me with some travel and loads of work. And i make a mental note to be better at keeping the momentum in this space !
Conditioning. That’s the word !