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, we’d probably have a lot more tolerance and compassion. It enhances our experience to manage¬†our reactions by not burdening¬†ourselves with negative opinions, judgments and criticisms. We might actually think their actions are perfectly justified if…

We only knew.