Don’t assume you know who someone is. Don’t assume you know why they are acting the way they are. Give people a chance. Let them surprise you with their kindness.
This approach – not control – but help – works. It’s compassionate. It’s humane. It’s science based. And we need to start being more intentional in what we teach and how we teach it.
Congratulations. You made it through another year. If you are making resolutions, let me suggest one. Be more kind. Be more helpful and be more grateful.
There is enough pain and suffering in the world. Let’s not add to it. Instead, let’s give people the benefit of the doubt and allow them to surprise us.