Don’t be that person. There is so much going on in the world, so much that is full of pointless hatred and evil. We see it in the news everyday and for most of us, most of it doesn’t even directly affect us.
That’s why I don’t understand that there are so many people out there that can be so unkind. I’m not even talking about the horrid things that you read about in the news. I’m talking about people you meet every single day.
Kindness costs nothing, and it can make someone’s day.
Don’t go into a shop and shout at that assistant for something that company has done, or because the price of something is too high. Has something gone wrong with a product? It’s not their fault. Sure, put a complaint in if it’s needed, but take a moment to think about the person you’re dealing with directly. Even if it was their fault, they probably didn’t do it on purpose, and will be just as eager to correct the mistake as you are.
There’s no need to look down on someone because they don’t have a degree, or because their job is “beneath you”. Think about that person, and what life choices they might have made, and why. Remember that every job has a purpose, and even if you think it’s a stupid job, or you might question what kind of person would do it, that doesn’t really matter, because it has nothing to do with you.
Similarly it doesn’t matter if that person is gay, straight, Bi, man, woman, what colour their hair is, what their religion is, what they believe, if they have tattoos and piercings, or if they studied at university
. It doesn’t matter if they work in an office, or if they drive a bus.
What does matter is are they a good person? Are they being kind? Do they treat their kids well? Do they respect their parents?
Please remember, that the world is a bad enough place as it is, so why not focus your energy in trying to make your little piece of it better?
Think about the person you’re interacting with. You don’t know what they’re going through. Listen to them. Help them. Be polite. Smile at strangers. Let someone on the bus ahead of you. Talk to your neighbors. Give compliments. Be honest. Tell your parents you love them. Tell your kids they’re special. Celebrate the good, and let go of the bad. Don’t judge those around you.
If someone is rude to you, or mean to you, try to let it go in one ear and out of the other, smile and move on.