I came across this quote today after a discussion with a new friend just yesterday on the same topic. Everyone, yes, everyone you meet has something to teach you. And least you think it’s just the people you “like,” think again. In my own way of thinking, some of the people that we don’t particularly get along with have the most important lessons to teach us.
I’ve heard it said that you dislike in other people what you dislike about yourself. I don’t feel that this is always the case, but certainly sometimes it’s true. I can spot in others traits that I know to be true of myself or perhaps were true at one time. In either case, they provide me with an opportunity for self-examination.
And then there are of course, those people that we do “like” and have their lessons to pass along as well. Namely, our own good qualities that we are capable of sharing with others. Also, to show us that we are capable of being loved.
Just my take on this quote I’ve shared so many times with so many people.