Everyone has their story.
Each story has characters, challenges, demons, battles, love, losses, and victories.
And no two stories are the same.
Viewing someone else’s life through the lens of your story creates unhelpful meaning.
Your perspective of life is through your experiences and vision. While your neighbours may be through her challenges.
We find them “unmotivated” or “defeatist”.
But a better way to see them would be “unaware” or “unconscious”.
If you think back to the time where you were coasting through life, you were unaware.
You didn’t know what you didn’t know.
Now that you are aware, that awareness cannot be an imposition on others. Their timeline in their story is still at a point where they are unconscious.
So let’s not be dismissive of them.
Instead, let’s be better guides and navigators.
Let us shine a light so others can see the path clearly.
Know anyone that you feel is living life unconsciously? Unaware?
Take a moment to shine some light in their direction. Show them a different perspective of a situation. Show them what you see, and why it’s different.
See if you can awaken them.