People are funny.
Family and friends, with bonds once believed to be unbreakable, can break your heart with words alone.
Clients transition, despite how you’ve sacrificed your own success for theirs.
Former colleagues, once allies, take pleasure in competing and hoping you fail.
In a recent session with my coach, I questioned how and why people choose to hurt one another like this. He responded, “People are funny.”
That reframe, from people are selfish and mean to people are just funny, made it a lot less personal.
Then I realized – I’m “people” and I’m funny too.
Yung Pueblo teaches, “Self-awareness makes changed behavior possible.” So, maybe there’s hope for all of us funny people.