Many people live a life of compartmentalization. That means to separate into different parts, or categories in your mind. When we live this way, it creates great confusion and frustration. This is how it works: you go to work and act one way. Maybe you’re a salesman and you believe that in order to make a sale, it’s ok to stretch the facts and make claims you know are false. Then you go home and teach your children that it’s unacceptable to tell lies in your house. This is how compartmentalization works. It’s unhealthy and confusing. We must learn to be the same everywhere we go, because we will be healthier and more consistent.
You see it happen all the time with politicians. They say whatever a person wants to hear, but never intend to keep their word or promises. It’s the life of what is expedient at the time. This is what ruins people. Let’s learn not to rationalize why we do what we do. Let’s be people of honor and integrity. It’s easier to be the same person wherever you go, rather than to lead dual lives.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 @ 3:26 PM CDT
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