The people who push our buttons most can be our best teachers

man-pushing-button“The people who push our buttons most can be our best teachers – they can show us where we are not finished with our own work. It means that all the jerks who show up in my life are there to teach me something.

If we don’t welcome the people who push our buttons as an opportunity to learn about ourselves, we are stuck with the belief that our lives would be fine if only they would straighten up. There is an enormous trap in that, because it means that we’ve decided that we can’t live our lives the way we want until someone else changes.”

– Ron Luyet

 

One thought on “The people who push our buttons most can be our best teachers

  1. It also challenges us to seek to understand the diverse perspectives of others; others whose opinions perhaps we discounted or did not intend on procuring. The result can be liberating!

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