Remember to be kind!
Plato once said, be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Now that is one of my favorite, most awesome all-time quotes ever. And the reason I like it is because it just reminds me not to judge other people. And again, this is, this isn't just work. This is life too, but let's focus on work. You know, if someone has not replied to your email, be kind because you do not know what's going on in their life. If someone is abrupt with you think not to react with emotion, but maybe be kind because I do not know what's going on in their life. It's so very easy to jump to quick inclusion. So very easy to to judge other people. But we've got to remember, everybody else is doing what we're doing. Everyone else is worrying. Everyone else is anxious. Everyone else is stressed and overwhelmed as well as, you know, having fun and all, all the positive stuff.
But sometimes we forget. It's like driving as well. Sometimes we forget that other people have stuff going on. Like, you know, you drive along the road, someone's Russ speeds past you on the road. You think, Oh, that person's not driving safely. Or, you know, they're bleeping driving terribly, you know, but we don't know what's going on in that person's mind. They might be speeding to the hospital because they've received some bad news or good news. You know, they might be running late for a meeting. I'm not excusing bad driving. Of course not. What I'm trying to say is it's a good analogy for when we think, Oh, someone's not, someone's not being nice. Someone's not being thoughtful or not thinking about their own actions, but we're not thinking about our own judgements. We don't know what was going on there. So withhold judgment be kind, but before we do not know what battles everybody else is fighting. We do not know what everyone else is doing. So try to hold back judgment. This is me too. And just try to remember be thoughtful, be understanding of course boundaries are important, but in this instance, we're just trying to take that quote from Plato and say, how can we make ourselves better?