Ever find yourself really mad at another person? I get so frustrated at times with people. It is so easy for me to want to bark at another person, letting them know that I AM RIGHT and they, of course, are WRONG.
I found myself in my favorite Chinese restaurant and got the following fortune cookie: “The best place to stand during an argument is on the other person’s side.” That got me thinking about how right I have to be all the time. So I chose to do a little research.
Did you know that as humans at any given moment our brain is detecting and storing 2,000 bits of information that comes to us through and our senses? That may sound like a lot, but know this: at any given moment there are 400 billion bits happening around us that could be picked up! I’m sure you’ve heard the story that when a car accident occurs, two witnesses have different stories for what happened. Why? Because their 2,000 bits didn’t match.
Back to our arguments and frustrations with other people now. Consider, that when you get mad or frustrated with another it is simply because the 2,000 bits you both perceived do not match each other. When you take the time to try to see the situation from the other person’s point of view, it allows for better communication and very often, resolution without the fighting!