“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
This is good advice. It reminds us that we need to be nice to everyone, no matter what we are going through. Everyone has their own personal battles that they are fighting, some harder than others. Everyone has bad days, but that’s just life. No matter what kind of things are happening to you, someone out there has it way worse then you do.
Here’s an example: If you’re stuck in a traffic jam on the way home from work, instead of getting frustrated and snapping at people, remind yourself that some people don’t have food, clean water, cars, houses or jobs, and would be ecstatic for these things we sometimes take for granted.
Another example: I’m just done moving out, so naturally everyone is kind of high-strung as of late. But I keep reminding myself that this is a struggle for everyone, not just me. When I’m kind to my family even when I’m stressed, I always feel better. Because at the end of the day, it’s not fun to remember when you yelled and were rude to people for something petty.
I hope this helped you put things in perspective and think before you act or say something.