It's not them, it's us
How many times a day do you notice yourself wondering what's wrong with people that they say or do such stupid things?
In a political season like this, it might be dozens, even hundreds if you watch the news or interact on social media.
This morning -- as I caught myself thinking this for the 10th time before 10 am -- I realized I had it all backwards. I was projecting my own stupidity.
The question really is, what's wrong with me that I get hooked, annoyed, or judgmental?
Being able to really sit with the self examination of why you get hooked, annoyed or judgmental can be a truly enlightening experience.
If you can approach your own emotionally charged thoughts with curiosity, you can learn a lot about your own growing edges.
Ask yourself - what is really upsetting me? Why do I have such strong reactions to moments like this? What's really going on?
You may be surprised by what you discover.