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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I answer a question a day off of this list.
Today’s question : What is the simplest truth you can express in words?
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
How you treat people is who you are, no questions asked. It’s not about your outer image, your charity work, or how many people can attest to how great you are. If there’s someone out there that can say, “You were awful to me and you’ve never said sorry” that’s your character, right there. You are the embodiment of the meanest you’ve ever been to someone without remorse because no matter how nice you may be to however many people, if you think you have a right to treat someone poorly for any number of excuses you may tell yourself, that IS your character. If you let a sense of false entitlement, arrogance, and/or stubbornness dictate how you treat others, that’s all I need to know about you. I know more than enough to know that I want to stay far away from you.
I should clarify that we are ALL human and we ALL have bad days, make mistakes, take our anger and frustration out on others, and sometimes we just flat out DO NOT LIKE SOME PEOPLE. But if you know you hurt osmeone or treated them poorly, admit it, acknowlege theire feelings, say you are sorry, and mean it by not repeating the behavior. I can accept a genuine apology, and I hope others can accept one for me, but you are NOT under any obligation to allow anyone to remain a part of your life if all they bring to it is negativity in any way, shape or form.