Weatherproofing

Weatherproofing is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation, and wind. What has that got to do with this article? The answer to that question is very simple – It has everything to do with this article.

Just as we can weatherproof a home by looking for cracks and leaks, we can also weatherproof our relationships, even our lives, by doing the very same thing. This tendency encourages you to think about what’s wrong with everything and everyone. Which would be with respect to our perspective, which would mean we weatherproof the behaviour that we don’t like.

We begin to notice little faults in our colleague (or friend, whoever), that we feel could be improved upon. We bring it to their attention. We might say, “You know, you sure have a tendency to be late.” Or, “I’ve noticed you don’t read very much.” The point is, we’ve begun what inevitably turns into a way of life — looking for and thinking about what we don’t like about someone, or something that isn’t quite right.

Obviously, an occasional comment, constructive criticism, or helpful guidance isn’t cause for alarm. The problem begins when it becomes a habits. There are lots of people for whom it is a way of life.

When we are weatherproofing another human being, it says nothing about them — but it does define you as someone who needs to be critical.

Try to accept people like they are, we don’t have special rights to Weatherproof anybody else. There would be many habits in us which others might not like. You should not throw stones, if you live in a glass house.

Respect others decision and emotions like you want others to respect your emotions.

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