After the phone call, I pondered how our culture is an "extreme" culture...That sandwich was the best, most delicious sandwich I've ever had in my life; That was the worst experience of my life; It was the prettiest, most luxurious rug ever, this cup of coffee is amazing (it seems everyone says amazing for EVERYTHING, it's a pet peeve of mine).
Those simple sentences are filled with so much drama! It seems we are always at competition with one another for having the best or worst - everything is described in extremes. I'm guilty of it too.
Maybe the key is love. Maybe if my interactions with others came from a place of love, I wouldn't feel the need to compete. Others would understand from the love and genuineness in my voice.