“How much of life is for appeasement?” I saw this question posted in my news feed Saturday by a fellow GMB member. Immediately my mind raced. First, we have to look at the definition. Part one says, ‘To bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm or contentment; pacify; soothe.’ Okay, I’m down with that. Part two says, ‘To yield to belligerent demands.’ Whoa, slow down tiger!
Unfortunately, I believe that’s how most of the accommodating, kind-hearted people I know think of it. And their perspective isn’t a negative one. They appease to keep the peace. Which you think would inspire those on the receiving end to be grateful, but more times than not it does the complete opposite. Those doing the ‘appeasing’ end up doing more because their kindness is mistaken for weakness.
Why oh why, do people choose to see it this way? I don’t know. But I think it’s time for all of those appeasing people who are striving to lead from love, the first word in our code, to make sure they’re being treated with honor and respect in return.
Everything you do, not equally, but in an equal effort, should be reciprocated by those you do something for, if not, there isn’t balance. Without balance, resentment will grow. And eventually the volcano will erupt!
We have to remember that we deserve equal appeasement.
Peace and punches!