We all at some time have devoted time and energy into trying to change other people. We often try and deny this tendency and try and convince ourselves and others that we really just accept people as they are. We hide reality from ourselves and others. At other times we are open in our efforts. We believe that, somehow, we have been blessed with greater knowledge and wisdom about others than they have about themselves and we take it upon ourselves to try and straighten out their lives. The truth is that the only person we can change is ourself. It should keep us busy and even interesting and fun in the process. We might notice that as we begin to change, those around us seem different. Some of them might even begin to change themselves. When our focus is on the wrong place, we feel unbalanced. When we bring it back to ourselves, life gets easier.