“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
A simple rule, yet many choose to abuse the power they have over others and hurt others out of their own pain. I try my best to treat those as I’d like to be treated. From my parents, to my boyfriend to strangers on the street. This leads to a lot of eyebrow raising. I don’t care though.
Maya Angelou once said,
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I internalize this as much as possible. I always try analyze how every interaction with another person will go. Typically when someone meets me, I am quiet. A lot of people get offended and think that I’m “snobby” or “a b!tch” because of this. In actuality I watch the way people behave and try to figure out how they wanted to be treated.
Here’s where we bring the term integrity into this equation. Integrity means doing whats right no matter what. No matter how cruel people are to me, I try my hardest to be the bigger person and not retaliate. It’s difficult. Sometimes I fail, but I keep trying and I make sure that at the end of the day I’ve done more good than bad for everyone. I make sure that
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Respect and be respected. Do what is right. Always.