It’s always occurred to me in some way before, but for some reason more than before I see how little people in general (not all, mind you) ignore the “golden rule.” Y’know, do unto others what you would have others do unto you? Again, there are examples of it being done all over the place. However, there are almost as many examples of those not doing it. As a society we seem to put onto “doing what you want others to do to you,” but for some reason, I see it being interpreted as “do what you want others to do to you every once in a while,” or “when you feel like it.”
You could just laugh off this next part, but if you don’t, consider this: If you’re the person who constantly knocks people’s stuff out of their arms as they rush to class; or verbally cut someone down, either just “j/k-ing” or for real; or, God forbid, poke fun at someone else’s misery, pain and suffering (when the suffer isn’t doing so themselves), just swap sides with the person, even if just for a minute.
Sure, to you it may seem hilarious now, but look at it from the other person’s angle.
Not so funny now, huh?
Suffering is nothing to laugh at. But, for some strange reason, people in general don’t seem to realize that until it’s happened to them. But sometimes after that, unfortunately, it’s too late.