What If?

What if that person driving recklessly was rushing to visit their dying parent? What if that person who behaved rudely was thinking about a sick child or mate. We rarely know the reasons behind others’ actions. If we did, we’d likely be more tolerant and...

Tolerance Means Harmony

When spending time with friends, family and colleagues, it’s best to focus on what we like about them. Although it may be tempting to focus on something they do that annoys us, it’s a self-defeating habit.  Those small annoyances are valuable opportunities...

Imperfect Information

What if that person driving recklessly was rushing to visit their dying parent? What if that person who behaved rudely was thinking about a sick child or mate. We rarely know the reasons behind others’ actions. If we did, we’d likely be more tolerant and...

If We Only Knew

What if that person who cut you off in traffic was desperately rushing to visit their dying parent? Would you feel differently about their behavior? The truth is, we never really know the reasons for others’ actions. If we did, with some rare exceptions,...

A Different Calculator

Right and wrong are never absolute. Our perception of wrong is often just our judgment of someone else navigating life to the best of their ability. If we had their background – disadvantages and privileges – we might contemplate our actions in a different...

Brilliance and Blindspots

We each have our strengths and weaknesses. We’re naturally good at some things, while other skills and talents are born out of hard work and persistence. There are also aspects of living our lives and relating to others in which we are unskilled. Even though our...