How to Stop Making Life Harder for Others
Life should be fun but some people seem to go out of their way to make life miserable for others. They might be bullies, co-workers, or former lovers. Let us stop making life difficult for others.
- We are All One Community
- Make Peace with Your Ex Especially if you have Children
- Help Others Do Not Hinder Them
- Share Unwanted Things
- Other Reading
We are All One Community
Life should be about our own enjoyment and happiness, and this can certainly be enhanced by being around happy people; so why would anyone go out of their way to make the people that they are around miserable?
Here are some of my ideas on how we can make life more enjoyable for everyone, including ourselves:
Make Peace with Your Ex Especially if you have Children
I assume that your ex is a person you use to love. Try to find common ground and work together. Too many people get into petty debates or try to sabotage the other person's chances to see the children, but in the end this hurts the children most of all. It takes two to fight, when you fight with them, they fight back, and nobody wins.
When people are angry they tend to lash out sometimes try to undermine the other parent, and unfortunately the children are caught in the middle, they become pawns, and I think we owe them better than that.
Help Others Do Not Hinder Them
How many times have you encountered a person that seems to get a cheap thrill out of making life harder for somebody else? They go out of their way to make another person's job, or life, more difficult. It is a waste of time to take the time to sabotage another person.
This includes simple actions like:
*Throwing our garbage away rather than littering and leaving it for somebody else to pick up.
*Cleaning up after our dog in public areas.
*Pushing our shopping carts back to the store rather than leaving them at the far end of the parking lot.
*Holding doors open for others, rather than just pushing through in front of everyone.
*If you see your co-worker, or classmate, struggling, see if you can help them. It does not take away anything from your own work to give them a suggestion.
Photo from my article on the World's Largest Truck
Share Unwanted Things
How many of us are lazy when we rid our homes of things we do not want? So many people just throw unwanted things in the garbage rather than letting somebody else have them. When we hoard things we make life harder for others who perhaps could use those items.
You can sell unwanted items, either listing them online or having a garage sale.
You can take unwanted items to your local thrift store.
You can even give them away. On a nice day take things and set them on your driveway with a “FREE” sign. Or see if there is a “Free Cycle” program in your area. In many areas charities will be happy to have your free things to sell at charity garage sales.
You can even take some unwanted things to work and see if your co-workers want them.
Gardeners can share their extra produce with their friends, family, or neighbors. When I had chickens and we had extra eggs, I would give some away and others I would sell for $1 a dozen (cheap because I want to promote free range eggs and help others eat cheaply).
Sharing your unwanted things is much better than taking things to the landfill and wasting them, plus it helps save other people money too.