Be considerate of one another

By: Sebastian Miguel

Everyone has his or her likes, dislikes, habits, hobbies, and personal interests and we also come in all different shapes and sizes.

One may take things very emotionally; others can take a punch, pick themselves up and keep on moving forward.

As human beings we are made up of complex and diverse groups of personalities.

No one person is the same.

And while we may not make as many mistakes as one person does or struggle with certain tasks and life situations we should still be considerate of others.

People, who are capable of being strong, whether it is emotionally or physically, should not look down on those who are weaker than they are.

As it’s been once said “you can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

Men and women are not given power so that they may trample over the weak, but lend them a hand.

It is important to understand that not everyone will be at the same level of mentality, strength, or superiority as others.

We vary and come from many different departments.

It’s our differences that we are tested in and where our true nature is revealed.

How we treat someone will define what is possessed internally.

Robert Fulghum said, “We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

When we look out at the world, we see possibilities, curiosity, love, cultures, heavy, thin, short, tall, wide, healthy, sickly, and challenged.

It shouldn’t take a near death experience for us to realize our need for one another and to gain a new perspective on life.

Although we may not understand one person’s hobbies or interests, we should still be willing to see their perspective.

We don’t have to understand someone; we just need to be understanding.

We should be willing to take interest in others and consider other people better than yourself.

Trying to yield ourselves to someone who is high maintenance can be very much a difficult task.

Practicing unconditional love can seem like a chore.

However, always focusing on someone’s fault and shortcomings can drain us more than we think.

Even our pride can cause us not to be seen with those who may be different.

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These are archived stories from Mesa Legend editions before Fall 2018. See article for corresponding author.

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