Taking others for granted

It’s an unfortunate truth. We know it but refuse to consider it for any length of time.

We’re self-consumed.

Read Oscar Wilde’s confession:

I grew careless of the lives of others. I took pleasure where it pleased me, and passed on. I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber, one has some day to cry aloud from the house-top. I ceased to be lord over myself. I was no longer the captain of my soul, and did not know it. I allowed pleasure to dominate me. I ended in horrible disgrace.

It’s a perfect description of the American lifestyle.

How will you seek to change your attitude today… tomorrow?

Consider this: Try one hour at a time to focus on whatever person you’re in contact with – whether it be a family member, gas station attendant, Wal-mart clerk, stock broker, etc. Give them – as a person – your full and undivided attention. Not for what they are doing or can do for you. Refuse to allow yourself to use them for their position or service. Treat them as a person.

You’ll be surprised how much treated others like people instead of objects transforms you also from a floating object in our culture to a person of reality, created by God to love Him and love others.

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