work life
October 7, 2022

We are all just doing our best

We are all just doing our best.

That’s really it.

I believe that idea, that we are all doing our best, is really true.

And it is the one thing I remind myself when I struggle with others.

We are all just trying our best. We are all just trying to succeed in this fucked up world. And since there’s no manual to life, everybody is trying to survive the best way they can.

So when I cross paths with people at work whose energy is diametrically opposed to mine–and whose head I basically want to rip off–I recall those words, and I repeat them in my head to keep me sane.

And these words–that by now have become a mantra to me–are a call for tolerance towards others, but also, most importantly, a call for self-compassion.

Because we are all just doing our best.

October 7, 2022 · #work life


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