“Treat others the way you would want to be treated.” You probably remember this from grade school and earlier. I know I do, but what this post is about is the long term application of those words.
People seem to forget those words. I overhear a lot while I sit in public areas. Sometimes it makes me feel ashamed, but sometimes it makes me proud. At the moment, all I feel is shame. I am sitting in a high traffic area and I am hearing a lot of derogatory slurs and insults and I have no idea why.
I honestly do not see a point to it. If you have a problem with me, or anyone for that matter, I would want you to bring it to the person responsible. I am not saying that to sound confident or tough. I just want to solve the problem with you. As I am sure others would too.
There is no point saying cruel things to others. It solves nothing and it is demeaning to that person. I, myself, need to make changes and I realize it. I need to be transparent. More so than already. All of us need improvement, and I think we can all help each other. Check each other and keep yourself in check. Be respectful and respected. Most importantly, if you are in conflict, be peaceful, understanding, and civil. Don’t insult each other and be at peace with yourself. It’s really simple. Think about it.