Feeling Disappointed in People

When others don't care about the things you care about.

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a person of passion. The things I believe in I can be intensely passionate about and always take with dead seriousness. I’m never trite, never cavalier about things I believe to be significantly important. Honestly, I’m pretty much serious about everything and take everyone else that way too…which means if you’re joking, you’ll probably have to explain it to me!

The trouble I have found with this characteristic though is the great disappointment I feel when others don’t seem to care as much as I do about a particular topic. When they don’t sense the importance, or feel the responsibility that I do. How is it that I can invest so much emotional energy into things that others brush off or get too distracted to notice?

Three things I have come to learn are important to dealing with my disappointment.