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Positive Or Negative Interactions

   Many people live a different lifestyle from what you may be used to or believe in. I have found out that by talking with people and letting them speak freely, you can learn a lot about how/what they believe, how they make a living, and many other things. By listening and not judging, you can be one who understands how they may feel they way they do about certain things in life they (or possibly you) may be going through. You may even find you have experienced almost the same circumstances, and just wanted someone to listen. A positive reaction or answer will speak volumes about you and your character.

  I recently spoke to someone while waiting for repairs on my vehicle. I found out that they previously lived in the same place I did! Though the conversation I mentioned a belief that I held, and the other person spoke that they did not believe in this manor, and I felt best not to push my belief onto them, and considered their feelings as I would want the same in return. How many times do we try to push our beliefs, onto another just because? How many times when we do this does it leave things on a negative note when we depart from their prescence?  I, for one, want to feel that my interaction is a positive one. This means the other doesn't feel any negativity and can feel comfortable the next time we meet or run into one another.

  Interacting with family, friends, and even strangers can be, upon departing, a positive or negative. How you interact, what you say (or don't) and even the "vibe" you (or they) give off, means a lot to the other person or people. You want someone to walk away and feel a sense safety that you have not invaded their space, their beliefs, or even them as a person. We are all different and there is no mistaking this fact. Returning to someone you've previously met who gave you a feeling of positivity, or who was uplifting, and even just smiling says so much. I'm sure you can think of things to say that will welcome you, instead of pushing you away from another human being. How you approach a subject, responses you give, and most of al,l putting yourself in the other shoes speaks volumes.

   Positive or negative. This choice is up to you. It will be the difference in what comes back to you at a later time. Toss out what you want to come back to you. Even if others give out a negative, don't respond in kind. Do just the opposite. You will be glad you did!

 

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  1. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. What a great, inspiring blog. I have discovered this as well - that it is so important not to try to force your beliefs on someone else, but instead to try to understand where they are coming from, and to send out positivity and love, no matter how negative the interaction may be (not always easy to do though!) You might be interested in my latest blog for this site, The First Cut Is The Deepest..., and if you like it, please vote! :-)
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    1. jkess123
      Hi Brokern English, Thank You for your vote. My idea for this article is from personal experience, so I thought appropraite for this site. I can relate to a lot of the things I wrote about from being on the receiving end, so it is important to NOT interact with others in a negative manner. I will check out your blog. Best to you for the New Year!
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  2. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #4. It's always good to be open minded and learn from each other. Great blog.
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  3. Daniel Andrei Garcia
    Daniel Andrei Garcia
    Vote number 5 Jkess. I like the whole positive vibe and tone of this post. Good job. But, sometimes, judging others is quite hard not to do. Yes, we can choose to be positive, but imagine if you know that the person you are talking to is a murderer or a criminal. Just a thinking point.
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    1. jkess123
      Hi Daniel Thank You for the vote! I understand where you can be concerned with the other person, knowing they have wronged society, but it is still best to interact in a positive manner. You don't know that this interaction with you may be the first and/or only moment like this in their lives. Of course, they still have to be responsible for what they have done. We all have something in our lives that isn't pleasant or painful. I hope to see some articles from you on this site. Good writing!
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      1. Daniel Andrei Garcia
        Daniel Andrei Garcia
        Yep, truly. I have one article - it's about ski equipment for the disabled - do check it out and vote please :) It is here: http://www.rollingwithoutlimits.com/view-post/Yes-You-Can-Ski-Ski-Equipment-for-the-Disabled
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