The saying “do as you would be done by” may not be as commonly used now as it has been in the past but if you abide by that rule you won’t go wrong. Often we become so wrapped up in our own issues that we forget that our loved ones, colleagues etc deserve love and respect. It is only natural to be irritable and snappy after a tiring day at work but remember that the more you treat people in a disrespectful manner the more you will distance yourself from them.
All adults are capable of empathy and though its sometimes difficult to put ourselves into another persons shoes try to remember that everyone wants respect but each of us asks for it in different ways.
If you frequently snap and yell at your children or talk to your partner like they are incompetent then don’t be surprised if you are met with a rude and unmanageable response. Be aware of the tone of voice you are using and make sure you use your P’s and Q’s. Basically treat people as you would like to be treated and though it may mean occasionally biting your tongue it will be worth it in the long run.
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