Sunday Reflections ~ Not To Be Themselves 2



“You keep expecting people not to be themselves.” So, this quote basically 1000000% relates to me, and it is from one of my favorite books, Paper Towns. My mom calls me on it all the time, but I am constantly expecting people to be like me or just a better version of themselves. Another quote from the book that I think basically summarizes the whole plot is, “What a treacherous thing to believe a person is more than a person.” I think I expect everyone to, not quite be perfect, but just be how I picture them. People should always be on time, people should be 100% dedicated to what they are doing, etc. It is often hard for me to come to terms with how people truly are. I, like the character in the book, need to realize that these little things that bother us really don’t matter. We have to step back and look at the whole picture. Sometimes things don’t work out, or plans fall through, but in the long run it is all okay. I really hope this made sense and someone could relate. I think we all just need to accept each other fully.



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2 thoughts on “Sunday Reflections ~ Not To Be Themselves

  • Jamie

    I thought this was one of your best Sunday Reflections ever! I agree that I always have higher expectations for people that are way out of their typical personality – thus, it would be unusual for them to do something that just isn’t them. It’s disappointing when people don’t do what you want them to do, but thinking about it in this way is a lot easier to understand why people do what they do.
    xoxo, Jamie

  • Cath

    WOO I FINALLY GOT ON! Wow.. From someone who has never read Paper Towns (I know I know it’s amazing and it’s on my list) this quote is incredible. I know I for sure always expect people to handle things like I would, treat people like I would, follow through with things, keep promises, and do everything just like I want them to or how I would. But It’s kind of funny actually that you would write about this for today’s Sunday reflections because I was actually focusing on this the other night… Funny huh? I don’t know I guess it’s good not to see everyone as you because God didn’t make 7 billion of you. God only made one YOU, and that’s the YOU you were meant to be.. So I don’t know I’m rambling right now, but let me know if you’re catching my drift haha