Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.

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I saw this on Twitter recently and felt compelled to share it. On more than one occasion I’ve judged someone’s actions before realizing they were going through something difficult in their life, causing them enough pain to affect their behavior.

Going forward I’m going to do my best to keep this in mind. Besides, even if they’re just a “mean person”, why not be kind to them and maybe your kindness will rub off. But in my experience, the mean people had battles early in their lives that made them that way, so even they deserve kindness.

Ok, back to work :)

7 Comments

  1. Jenni Christian Panone on July 16, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Agree! Sharing one of my favorites:

    “Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”
    Thomas Merton



  2. Jeff Hilimire on July 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I love that quote, JP! Thanks for sharing.



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  7. Plato on December 5, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Stolen quote from Plato. Just reworded.



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