It would be lovely to think we live in a world where we all have the best of intentions. That we do things because we’re well meaning that unconditionally we want the best for each other, without a hidden agenda.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t work like that. Another person’s intentions may not always be as honourable as ours. But perhaps it’s not as black and white as that. That individuals start with good intentions, but may fail to act or follow those intentions through. Perhaps the lack of intention is due to procrastination. Where they are personally.
Good intentions will always be meaningless, unless those intentions are followed through in a way that benefits others. Individually our wants and needs are different, so our intentions will be different. I have learned over the years that intentions are sometimes flawed, but that it’s up to us, we’re in the driving seat as far as intentions are concerned.
Our intentions and how we manifest our intentions are just as important as how the object of our intentions are received by others. We must treat others how we wish to be treated, but the reality is we often expect others to treat us better than we unconsciously treat them.
But not everyone will have good intentions. A narcissist will want the best treatment from others, but won’t accept that he needs to treat others with good intentions, but would soon complain if we didn’t. Often an agenda and insecurities play a big part on our good intentions.
We must always do and give of our best, because when we are no longer here, we will always be remembered by our intentions and whether they were good or not.