You can learn a lot about a person by watching the way the individual treats others. The way they treat others is a reflection of how they treat themselves.
The softer, kinder and gentler an individual is with others, the more forgiving and loving they are toward themselves. The more judgmental, critical and angry an individual acts toward others, the more they are that way with themselves.
Whether you are someone’s boss, friend, mentor, coach, neighbor, teacher, waiter, customer, or spouse, everyday you are faced with opportunities for communication.
Do we decide to be right, or do we decide to be kind? While it might be easier to make someone feel wrong, it is more powerful to soften your heart and do the opposite.
The Dalai Lama once said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
So will you decide to be right, or will you decide to be kind?