Xenophile – A to Z Blog Challenge (X) #atozchallenge

Xenophile – A to Z Blog Challenge (X) #atozchallenge

Part of “Beat your Inner Bully and Find your Confidence” (A-Z #695)
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Today’s word is a stretch … I’m going to twist the definition to suit my purposes :-).


Xenophile
“A person who likes foreigners or things foreign.” Let’s morph that  to mean: you like everyone else better than you like yourself.

I know, I know, that’s not what the word means; I’m just using it for inspiration.

Here’s where I’m going with this: we tend to hold ourselves accountable to much higher standards than we hold others. It’s fine for someone else to forget to pay their mortgage; but it’s not fine for us to do so: we’re disorganized and lazy. It’s fine for your co-worker to get a fact wrong during a presentation, as everyone makes mistakes; when we do the same, we’re stupid and didn’t plan ahead or research properly.

We make a lot of effort to be kind to others. We do not offer ourselves the same courtesy.

We should remain mindful that we are, in fact, human. Sure, we want to continue to grow and improve, and in order to do so, we must acknowledge our weaknesses. That does not mean, however, that we should beat ourselves up along the way.

YOUR TURN

What types of negative things do you associate with yourself that you would never associate with someone else?

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2 thoughts on “Xenophile – A to Z Blog Challenge (X) #atozchallenge

  1. Out blog hopping from NC as quickly as possible as we come to the end of the #Challenge. This is my first visit to your blog and I learned something right away with your X alphabet post. While you have been busy, I have been writing about hotels and inns, the architecture and architects, the significant settings they are in. If you have time or interest, it’s not too late to come visit. I’ll be back.

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