Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize that you are guilty of the same thing you faulted someone else for?
A while ago, I gently chided a male friend for lumping all women into one category and not trusting any of them.
Yesterday, it hit me that I am just as bad. I tend to lump all men into the same category and expect them to disappoint me.
I realize that these are lessons we have learned through experience, and obviously my friend has had at least one and possibly many experiences where women proved to be untrustworthy. I have had many experiences where men said they'd do something, then never carried through, leaving me disappointed.
But a funny thing happened. The friend who doesn't trust women promised to fix something for me. And he did, in a timely fashion, no less. So it seems that some men can be trusted not to disappoint, to carry through on their word.
I am working on adjusting my assumptions about men disappointing me. I hope my friend has some positive experiences so he can adjust his thinking about women being untrustworthy.
How do you need to adjust your thinking about the opposite sex?