5 Ways To Treat Other People How You Want To Be Treated

May 17, 2020

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

Judging vs. Empathizing

There is an easy way to predict if an imperfect action will be met with empathy or judgment. Who are we asking? If it's us who did it, we'll usually have a great reason. We have a lot of empathy for ourselves, because we know about all the mitigating factors that led to a decision. ("I hate to cut in traffic but I'm so incredibly late!") If it's us who've been inconvenienced, we're quick to judge whoever did it. We have a lot of judgment for others, because we usually don't know a single factor that led to their decision. It's a simple idea to treat others the way we'd want to be treated, but that doesn't mean it's easy. It's hard because it requires empathy (to get inside the feelings of others). And that's exactly what we get to practice with this week's simple helps!

Don't Forget:

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For the week of May 18 - May 22

Actions: The Simple Helps to remember

  • Monday - Deal with the faults of another as gently as your own.
  • Tuesday - Don’t nag anyone about anything today.
  • Wednesday - Encourage a senior citizen with a letter. www.lovefortheelderly.org
  • Thursday - Encourage someone who is having a rough day.
  • Friday - Congratulate a graduate.

Be awesome. Make someone's day. Share this with your friends. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody! To see each day’s Simple.Help in your Facebook feed Monday through Friday click here and hit “LIKE” or follow Simple.Help on Instagram!