We all have classifications for different people in our lives. Some people we love and some we love to hate. But if you look clearly at the classifications we have, you will realize that they reflect on us more than we care to say. You will find that the person who is more like you will be classified favorably because there are certain traits that you both have. On the other hand, someone who is your opposite may be seen in a different light.
But why can’t we just have friends without putting them in a certain box? Why label someone as hot tempered or cold hearted? This just means that you don’t know how they work so you are busy labeling them for the wrong reason. Even you who seems so well put together will find that you are put in a certain category by somebody else. Of course, many of us will dispute the names by which we are called. But we feel justified when we label other people.
To be at peace with people you meet, do not try to put them in a particular box. Whether they are your friends or just colleagues. Take them as they are. If you feel that you can’t fit in their circle, then look for another circle to walk in. Somebody may react a certain way because of the circumstances they are in, but it does not mean that they are always like that. If you look for the good in people, you will find it. And if you look for the craziness in people, you will still find it. It all depends on what you are concentrating on.