Actually, TAHIRA, everyone is reasonable.
They just have their own reasons.
And usually it's worth trying to learn what they are to maximize chances of a full-blown, 60's style, psychedelic lovefest. Which is always a good thing.
The above message is from Notes from the Universe. "Everyone is reasonable they just have their own reasons." Hmmmmm.
When I read this message, the first thing I thought was how unreasonable I think it is to be chronically late. As a person who prides herself on being on time, I find people who are habitually late very annoying.
Do they have their own reasons for being late? Absolutely!
Is it worth trying to learn what those reasons are to maximize chances of a fully blown, 60's style, psychedelic lovefest? My ego says, "Hell no!"
My spirit is having a hard time getting into the conversation.
Functionality is about integrity for me. Of course, each of us may fall short on occasion, but when you have a reputation for rarely being on time that begs me to ask, "Whatsup with that?"
Are you seeking attention? Does it stem from some deep-root desire to self-sabotage?
For me, to honor your word is to be honored in this world. Now I will admit that I can be a bit obsessive about being on time. I also know that any obsession is unhealthy.
My punctuality obsession stems from my childhood. (Most obsession start there ;-) My mother demanded it. My father dismissed it.
The result: I brooded and pouted when my mother insisted on me being on time. I brooded and pouted when my father was rarely on time.
Am I missing out on some groovy experience by not allowing others to continually make me wait?
I read somewhere once, that when you are waiting you should see it as an opportunity to practice patience. Unfortunately, patience is another character flaw of mine.