Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"There's a lot more to people than you think"

"The Girl you just called fat? She has been starving herself & has lost over 30lbs. The Boy you just called stupid? He has a learning disability & studies over 4hrs a night. The Girl you just called ugly? She spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her. The Boy you just tripped? He is abused enough at home. There's a lot more to people than you think."

This was someones facebook status and I really liked it. EVERYONE has something going on in their lives whether great or small and we usually do not know their full background. My mom would always say "give ppl the benefit of the doubt, you never know what's going on in their lives." Over the years I've really tried to be understanding of people and sympathetic to their behavior or why they might be acting a certain way.
There have been so many cases where I have talked to someone and for to know them better and heard about their sever trials our all they have home through. Who are we to judge? We usually don't know everything that is going on in peoples lives, give them a break. People need more bringing up then tearing down, I love the words of President Hinckley "I rather be respected than popular". Many times its not the "cool" thing to be nice, but I am so glad I have the courage to stand up for the underdog and those in need and I hope you can as well. Being popular in the end doesn't get you very far. I definitely want to be remembered as "the nice kid."