In today’s fast and stressful hi-tech world, we find ourselves ever more isolated from one another and the time to build meaningful relationships is non-existent. Yet aren’t meaningful relationships the basis of all human existence from your significant other to your best customer, it’s what makes the world go round. So, what does it take to build a successful relationship?
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer in their book, From Chaos to Coherence, tell us that it is not enough to apply care in your relationships but it is the sincerity behind the care that does it.
“Underlying the application of care in your workplace is sincerity. Without sincerity caring acts ring hollow. Sincere care is required to achieve a true service attitude with people. When care is mechanical or insincere, it causes resistance and reaction in others, undermining adaptability. Coworkers, family, clients, and superiors can tell the difference between required courtesy and sincere care (Childre and Cryer).”
Now let’s take this a step further and ask, are relationships only between people? What about the relationship between a service animal and its owner or even our relationship to the earth? If sincerity formed the foundation for care in “all” of our relationships, what would the world be like ?
What are your thoughts? (Please comment)
Childre, Doc and Bruce Cryer. HeartQuotes™: Quotes of the Heart. 2007. 10 11 2010 .