Other People Don’t Create Our Spirit, They Reveal What’s Already There

Men, how we are behind the closed doors of our own private castle is how we really are. We can fabricate an image for our work associates and friends, but when the shades go down, the man we really are comes out of the shadows. 

We trap ourselves into thinking that our grouchiness and abusiveness with our wife and kids is excusable. “If they only knew what we men have to put up with in the course of a day, they would break their necks to help make our lives more bearable!” But they don’t, so we make their lives unbearable too. 

Here’s an eye-opener. Dr. Henry Brandt said, “Other people don’t create your spirit; they only reveal it.” We need to take personal responsibility for our lives. 
(adapted from “Part 2: Solving Our Relationship Problems” of the Revised and Updated The Maninthe Mirror 25th Anniversary Edition)

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