“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My girl, Donalee, shared this quote and I just had to repost as it really hit home. I dont believe that any further explanation is necessary. Essentially, our quality of life comes down to us.. how we chosse to react and how we treat others, even when we think that they deserve harsh treatment, will ultimately impact the way our life plays out… everything is a choice.