My way or the highway

‘Let us all follow my plan. Or else, do whatever you want – I don’t care anymore.’

We call such behaviour childish. It stems from being able to see the world in merely two binary shades – my way or NOT my way. Yet, most situations have several shades – not merely two. The more shades you can see, the deeper your understanding of reality.

Having a nuanced perspective comes with learning and experience – that is why a toddler is disappointed when her dad refuses to play with her at 5 AM. She is unable to understand the trade-offs that he has to make to realize her wish.

When you are pissed off about not having your way, have you overlooked some nuance?

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