Are you a shallow person — at least some of the time?
Or do you know someone who is?
It’s not a pleasant thought. None of us want to identify as superficial people, because we all want to believe we’re more enlightened than that — that we’ve evolved beyond superficiality.
Except we haven’t. We still make shallow assumptions about other people. And we still react to other people’s shallow assumptions about us with insults, sarcasm, or self-righteous anger.
Fortunately, though, there are things we can do to help ourselves become less shallow and more like the people we were made to be.
Even if you’re already considered a “deep person” by your friends and family members (and even if they say the exact opposite about you), you can go deeper and learn to see and appreciate more.
Not only will you be happier for it, but you’ll set a better example for others, too.
Let’s start, though, by spelling out what it means to be shallow in the first place.