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sdbrev210 June 11th, 2014 4:38pm

Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, or bully them for their faults, unless you want the same treatment in return. Condemning others will condemn you. Be easy on people. Giving, not getting, is the best way to bless and be blessed.

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susanr Colorado
06/11/14 9:49 am

I agree, but I would remove the "unless you want..." part.

Just do it because it's the right thing to do, not because of any potential reaction or repercussion.

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susanr Colorado
06/11/14 9:53 am

I also like various versions of this... I have no idea what the original source is.

"Be kind to everyone you meet because you never know what battles people are fighting."

I try to remember that here, especially, but so often I fail.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 9:56 am

I fully agree with the concept.

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TierasPet
06/11/14 9:57 am

I'm pretty sure I do not always follow it.

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Maj Worth Economist
06/11/14 1:24 pm

I know what you mean. Another thing I can't stand is when people think that because you disagree with them, you're being rude. Or if you ask them something, you're questioning their authority or knowledge or whatever.

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/11/14 11:14 am

And me neither, but we'll keep striving!

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TierasPet
06/11/14 11:15 am

Yes we will.

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Maj Worth Economist
06/11/14 12:01 pm

Can we please add that being passive aggressive doesn't count as not being a bully or jumping on people's failures? Just because you're not yelling doesn't mean you're being nice.

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/11/14 1:07 pm

In fairness, there's only 2 that have voted so far. But, yea.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/11/14 12:33 pm

"be kind to unkind people - they need it the most"

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/11/14 11:13 am

Sorry to hear that, but I'm not sure I understand.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/11/14 11:16 am

What I like about this and your approach is it doesn't pick sides. The world would be a better place if we all came close to following these principles.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/11/14 11:20 am

What it should really say is "if you do, you'll get..." Instead of unless you want. There is no choice involved in the consequences, but there is in the treatment of others.

dudley northern Virginia woods
06/11/14 12:54 pm

Well there's an interesting difference between Dems and Reps.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/11/14 10:05 am

Not everyone knows or cares about this thinking. This causes me much grief from those who's actions mean nothing to my reaction.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/11/14 10:44 am

Be kind to all that you are able, as each person is just an aspect of yourself; past, present, or future.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/11/14 1:08 pm

Good point. I have a PA in my life and it can be difficult to deal with sometimes.