There’s been some recent mention by others about some of the unpleasantness found amongst posts, I can be robust in debate but try and respect that others have had different experiences to colour their particular opinion.
What we should remember is that sometimes people are struggling to cope with their ongoing situation and may be putting on a smiling front whilst in absolute turmoil, being desperately in need of some kind words and/or do have mental health issues.
Society has changed for the worse over the past few years. People are self-obsessed, living in a bubble of their own opinion. Having a bad day, they ensure everyone they come across suffers a little too. Some presents an opinion or does something they disagree with, they’ll attack and destroy, aggressive in their righteousness. And so on.
Many years ago I was taught how to use the telephone by having a mirror in front of me. You’d look at the mirror whilst talking to your client and the engagement became more meaningful, You smiled with your voice through seeing another face. Think about the more personal experience when using FaceTime or Skype calling now.
Why am I telling you this? It’s because how we deal with others has an effect not only in them but on you as well. Try smiling at people in shop doorways, the checkout person, whoever, drawing a genuine pleasure about what’s right in your life rather than focusing on what you perceive is wrong.
Just as we can never appreciate how others truly feel, we’ll never know just how much a smile or a few kind words will mean to others. But I do know that 99% of the time it’ll be positively received.
This equally applies to the nature of posts on this site. I read a post this morning that said using the site made her feel less lonely. A bold admission, but each of use are here for our own reasons. None of us are here for the brickbats.
Treat others at you’d wish to be treated yourself.
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