How to play nicely and get along with others

The worst and best thing about other people is that they are not us. I’ve gone through several training programs to understand why we do what we do and the best solution for dealing with others I’ve found is this.

We want to expand our love and ego. We find this in agreement with others. If we don’t agree, we retract into fear from them as well as ourselves. As we travel along, we pick up new understandings and see that we are not all on the same path. If we’re wise, we realize that those we disagree with are on a different path. They may need to grow or we may need to grow. Either way, giving up the belief that something is bad is key. For they as well as ourselves have value and will show it along their journey. It may be in an hour or 20 years from now. Ultimately, thinking like this relieves upset and separation from others as well as ourselves.

So do what you think is right, find agreement and be patient with others who do not share your beliefs with you. For we really don’t know their journey or where they are going. We can only encourage them along the way.


-Adrian Wild

I began coaching people in 1996 for an international non-profit organization. Previously, I worked as a mechanical engineer and physics teacher but found through my work in the non-profit, I was much more passionate about empowering people. So I decided to make coaching my occupation. My education includes: a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology, A master in education from Portland State University, counselor training through GSM International, three years of living curriculum and coach training through Landmark Education, and coach training through The Tony Robbins Institute.