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 are not always as honourable as ours. But maybe it’s not as black and white as that. Individuals may 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 helps, or benefits others. Individually our wants and needs are different, so our intentions will be different. We learn that intentions are sometimes flawed, but that it’s up to us, we’re in the driving seat.
Our intentions and how we manifest our intentions are just as important as how the object of our intentions is received by others. We must treat others how we wish them to treat us, but the reality is we often expect others to treat us better than we 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. An agenda and insecurities play a big part on people’s 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, whether they were good or not.