Be kind and compassionate to one another.
We continue this week’s posts with questions we will be wise to ask ourselves.
Question #3: Is this the kind thing to do?
When Jeff Bezos was a teenager, he came across information that cited how many minutes a cigarette reduces a person’s lifespan. His grandmother was a smoker. He did the math and told her, “You’ve lost nine years of your life, Grandma.”
She burst into tears. Jeff’s grandpa pointed a finger in his face and said, “Jeff, one day you’ll understand that it’s better to be kind than clever.”
Being right isn’t a license to be condescending, judgmental, and unkind. Catch the sharp, sarcastic words before they come out of your mouth. Replace them with respect and kindness.
You’re not good if your
words and actions are bad.