If we want others to be something…perhaps we could choose, instead of wanting someone else to change, to be that thing ourselves first.
Leading by example is a greater catalyst for change than an expectation of another person to do something you aren’t prepared to do first.
Being the example is taking ownership.
Once we realise that our happiness and joy in life is our responsibility and no one else’s, then we take out the burden on others and disappointment for ourselves.
All relationships are better without the expectations of others to fulfil our life for us and its resulting suffering and burden.
Make our own happiness and free ourselves and others.