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I have some good news and bad news. Which would you like first?
Okay, okay, here’s both at the same time.
We are all human.
Humans are complicated beings, capable of great happiness and great despair. We all come with our own biases, our unique history, and strong emotions that can blur the lines of reality. Being human is a beautiful thing, and we can relate to each other through shared joy, empathy, working hard together. Being human is a difficult as well, as none of us are spared from life’s challenges. All of us must wade through our own emotions before being able to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
You may have encountered someone who seems to be always negative, always struggling, who often walks right by you without saying a word. You also may have encountered someone who is always smiling, who always has a moment to ask how you are and really seems to care about your answer. Sometimes both of these people are going through similar things in their lives. So why would their reactions be so different?
A short, uncomplicated answer is this:
One of these people is okay with taking their emotions out on the people around him.
The other person wants to lift others up even as he deals with difficult things in his life.
Which one will I be today? How about you?