“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
When we are caught up in our own egos and forget to distinguish between our own perceptions and the factual reality of things, bad consequences can arise.
This morning, having set herself one hour to get some good work done, I found my wife desperately trying to make her printer work. I told her she should use my printer and concentrate on more important things. Surely her printing goal was to get the document in hand, not to spend her one precious hour fighting the machine?
When our argument had died down (yes, it really did get that far!) and after I had finished my morning meditation, I realized that I had once again committed my favorite error: Mixing up reality and perception and not calling things by their proper name.
In my mind, she was wasting her time and unlikely to get her any good results. I had told her so and that’s where we started arguing...