As a child we are corrected every day. Growing up I sure thought that’s all my parents were for—to tell me no, don’t, stop… You get the drift. But as a child, we can’t ignore those corrections—not unless we want to find ourselves in bigger trouble.
The constant corrections lessen as we grow older, then bam, suddenly you’re the adult giving out the corrections. Oh, we dole them out left and right, but now what happens when someone tries to correct us? Nine times out of ten I’m betting we don’t take it so well. Yet, we really should step back and consider the source before we bite their head off for correcting us.
Trying to convince people they need to change is an exhausting process. Trust me. I do it all the time, cajoling my children into stretching themselves to reach the best possible person they can be. Nobody would waste that kind of energy on someone they didn’t care about. Remember that the next time someone is trying to correct you. If love is the motivation behind the correction, we should respond in kind. No matter how adult we think we are.