“I’ve learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character.”
Empathize don’t criticize. Understanding someone and where they are coming from can be one of the most challenging things to master especially when you don’t agree with them. This can also lead to a fight. Not the physical kinds but one that is verbal. Passion tends to overflow which sometimes prevents cooler heads from prevailing. As Anne Frank once said we can only judge someone’s true character after being in a fight with them. That is also when we truly get to know them.
Even though we are able to judge them and their character we must remember that it is only our opinion and ours alone as to what we think of them and their character. As long as we can understand their perspective, respect them and what they believe in (even if it is different from how we view things) that is how we can truly embrace a higher level of social awareness.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?