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This is the age of narcissism. While I believe every person is important and has a role to fulfill in the world, I also believe many are more concerned with being right than being kind. It doesn’t benefit anyone to prove your point of view if you’re going to hurt everyone you’re talking to. Also, many times our point of view is just that. It’s subjective and what may be true for me, may not be true for you. I knew someone who got really mad at a friend who hadn’t responded to repeated attempts at communication. He wanted to cut this friend out of his life completely and tell his other friends what a jerk the guy was. I was asked for advice on how to deal with it and I said don’t get mad, you don’t know what’s going on in their life. Just accept they can’t contact you right now and wish them well regardless. The friend finally got back to him. Turns out the friend had sustained a serious injury while working and had been hospitalized and then recovering. Needless to say, the person who got mad felt like a heel after finding all this out. Sometimes being kind is better than being right.

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Author: Hazel

Unrepentant blogger of eco beauty, fashion and info living in Toronto, Canada. Blogging and reviews about eco-friendly organic brands, beauty, fashion, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, body care, DIY recipes, home, wellness, and lifestyle products that are available in Canada.

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