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  • Conflict is tiresome. We still get into it. It's part of our nature. It is who we are. We can't entirely help it. It's even easy to become addicted to the emotional spike. But that too can be terribly draining.

    It’s not that any of us are inherently wrong or bad or truly want to deny each other the right to think or act differently. It’s that some of us have a pre-conceived idea of how things should be, whether inherited ways of thought or ideas we’ve formed ourselves through our hard earned life experience, either of which can be so fundamental to our sense of self that we cannot bear to see deviation from that rightness by others. It hurts us and makes us angry. Sometimes it makes us lash out to punish or correct the ‘wrongdoer’ and in their own response to us comes their own idea of what should be.

    Ultimately though, unless delivered in a way that we can use, that can perhaps enrich or grow the garden of our thoughts, or at least that we can understand the reasoning behind and accept as a difference to our own mindset, it’s just always gonna be quite tiresome having to deal with someone else’s should.
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