How we treat others

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.


27 Jul, 2014

6 thoughts on “How we treat others

  1. I agree with you. Why can’t we all just get along? It seems like that’s the big question now days.

    Too much hate and war and prejudice going on, I think. We are supposed to treat others the way we would like to be treated and a lot of people will treat others a certain way, but when they get a taste of their own medicine they don’t like it.

    You would think that would tell them something.

    1. Thanks Lisa. You’re right, but I also believe stress plays its biggest card on this one. When we’re stressed, we tend to take things out on our nearest and dearest.

      I also believe if we worked on the old-fashioned values, things would be a lot better. We tend to take more people for granted these days, without thinking about how the other person feels, what that person needs.

      I was brought up with all the old fashioned values in place. Those values are not a priority now. We care less about people and their needs and tend to concentrate more on ourselves.

  2. In our society people are routinely judged according to their age, nationality, religion, race, gender, politics, lack of wealth or for simply being different. A class system engineered by ignorance, fear and a deep sense of false superiority are the driving forces behind some peoples inability to treat others as they wish to be treated.

    Your mother taught you how to find peace and power within you by instilling clear unbiased vision. She taught you tolerance and respect for others; and it shows well.

    1. Thanks Tim. I agree with your sentiments, you’re absolutely correct. I think that is what’s wrong with the world today.

      I’m sure my mum believed all of what she taught us and my own spiritual beliefs came into that too, but I’m just wondering how many of us will do this, because we’re afraid of how others will see us.

      I believe there is an element of truth in that. I know my mum worried about what other people thought about her and her family.

  3. How we treat others says a lot about us and how we feel about ourselves. Unfortunately this manifests itself in exhibitions of prejudice and ignorance in all societies.

    You were fortunate that your mum instilled such great values in you from a young age. All too often children learn and copy prejudices from their parents and the cycle continues.

    1. Yes this is exactly how children learn, which is why as parents we should be careful what we teach our children. I agree with you that I was very fortunate.

      I agree with you that how we treat others says a lot about ourselves, but I’m not sure how many people will understand that. Most people tend to make issues with other people about other people and not about themselves.

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