“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato
Somebody shamed me today for a mistake I made. I tried to tell myself that their shaming didn’t matter, but no matter what I said in my head, my body felt it. I know I did nothing wrong. Perhaps the person that shamed me was having a bad day themselves. Even though I know it’s not logical, my day and well-being were significantly impacted. Remember that some people may be more impacted than intended from your unkind words, for some people it might break them.
Kindness isn’t that hard to extend to everyone. None of us can ever really understand what it is like to live in someone else’s shoes. You don’t know what they’re going through, why they make mistakes, how they’re feeling and how they will be impacted by your actions. So, be kind always. It’s that simple. You may be their only source of kindness.
“I am not impressed by money, social status, job title. I am impressed by the way someone treats other human beings.”
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” - Dalai Lama