I don’t remember the discipline I had, but it was obvious to me early on that it was important to treat everyone in the same way. That it was wrong to be condescending towards others as it was to look down on anyone.
I also understood that it wasn’t right to patronise anyone because of our different backgrounds and upbringing. We may come from different backgrounds, have different beliefs, but even with the things that make us different and unique we’re all the same inside and should therefore be treat the same way.
It’s often the case and have seen it many times before that when someone doesn’t like someone, or they don’t like what that someone says, we will either give them a hard time or belittle them in some way. It seems to have become part of society, part of society’s mindset when our faces don’t fit. It’s nothing to do with the other person, but often it’s a reflection of how we feel about ourselves.
Perhaps in certain circles some people think they’re better than others. Perhaps it’s money driven, a culture thing. I’m not altogether sure why, but either way it’s not right. Even without my mother’s nagging, I have always had my own beliefs and believe the same to be true.
We are all the same inside therefore should be treat the same way on the outside. I am sure we would have more fruitful relationships if we all bought into this concept.