#BEDM14 Day 18 – Discuss A Quote
This is a topic that I covered last year, click here to see the results of that effort.
This year, the quote I shall be discussing is this:
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
I wish there were some way I could patch this sentiment directly into my brain’s firmware. It’s possibly one of the simplest truths about people – we are all of us fighting something, inside our own heads. For some the battle is almost won, others are fighting what Tolkien called “the long defeat” but regardless, we’re all fighting. I forget that a lot. Or maybe it’s the case that I was never really aware of it in the first place and I’m slowly trying to let the idea seep into me.
I’m trying hard, I really am. I can be a selfish, self-involved, bitchy, intolerant, insensitive, oblivious bell-end when I’m not looking over my own shoulder and telling myself I’m one. But more and more I’m catching myself being like that and going “Oi, prick. Don’t be like that.”
Slowly but surely it’s sinking in.