A burdensome labour of love

Responsibility, when met with gratitude, feels like a labour of love.Remove gratitude, and it becomes a burdensome load.But only if gratitude is expected.That's when expectations weigh down on us more than responsibility, because of the internal wait for others to reciprocate, or to notice.It's not unreasonable to hold that expectation.In fact, we should expect those…

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Betrayed expectations

Without realising it, expectations create an underlying sense of entitlement regarding the outcomes that we want.That entitlement is what influences our attitude and demeanour in how we approach things or relationships.When we feel justified to have such expectations, we lose sight of the entitlement, which leads to the intensity of emotion that we experience when…

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Do you practice self-serving justice?

The matter of justice doesn't only apply to matters of criminal behaviour or social conduct, but it's especially true for how we conduct ourselves within our family units.It's the injustices that we experience within our families that result in the misconduct that we express in our lives.That injustice doesn't always feel like a blatant abuse.…

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