We want people to accept the updated version of ourselves when we put ourselves through the work to change.
This is the new me, we shout! Embrace me. I’m different than before. Give me recognition!
But we have to remember that others are going through their own transformations. They may not be talking about it as much or sharing their journey for all to see. But we might notice some changes.
We must embrace them, as well. We must be happy that they’ve gone through the work and energy and time to make some bug fixes to their code and have created a new and improved version.
If we only care about our own upgrades and can’t applaud those around us and be proud of their achievements then we might need a few more tweaks ourselves.
Selflessly giving praise to others without needing it in return can be a wonderful change that leads us toward happiness.
That selflessness and empathy toward others is the improvement we all need to make.
It’s something that should come standard with our base model.
It’s something we should continue to refine with each new version.