Each of us will think differently, will have our own identities. We will have our own opinions and attitudes and yet we insist others behave and be like us.
We may also expect others to follow our values. We call ourselves open-minded and yet there’s nothing open-minded about the way we expect others to fall into line with us, our values, and the way we choose to live our lives.
The problem is we’re not tolerant enough of other people’s views. As a society we have become even more self-absorbed, inflexible, egotistical and egocentric.
Many people have an inflated view of themselves, work from their egos and think they are better than everyone else. They base their opinions on what they know, without giving wider thought and basing their opinions on the truth.
It is wrong to enforce our opinions on others. How we see the world and how we choose to live is for us. What we choose to see, how we choose to react, what we choose to let go of is about us, no one else.
Our decisions must be based on universal truths, which will benefit others and the wider community. Not to impose our will on others.