Are comedy serials just for fun, or can they have some hidden gems of wisdom. I found one very deep conversation yesterday while watching Seinfeld
Jerry: Some people don’t like me.
Mrs Seinfeld: Oh Jerry , why do you say so. People love you. You are good boy.
Jerry: No Mom, I am sure, there are lots of people who don’t like me and I am fine with it.
This statement is simple but has huge implications. I personally, get very upset when some one hates me. Because there is this deep view ingrained inside me by my parents, society, school to be like-able, good to all, helping to all.
So when someone don’t like me or hate me, I start finding faults inside myself and try hard to please them, or worse I try to find fault with them and hate them in return.
Both of these states leave me restless, irritated. I am not happy.
But on other hand, if I can just accept this fact, that there will always be people who hate me, don’t like me, it can have such a calming effect. Even thinking about it, meditating on this statement for a bit, I feel peace and calm.
What do you think, do you know someone who don’t like you. How do you feel?