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Carol Earhart
Carol Earhart • 1 year ago

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine.

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To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine. (so true!)

Don't take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you - Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz ... This is a good thought to hold onto especially online. I promote respecting people, their copyrights & right to earn a living. I have approached the subject from various views: educational, moral, ethical, legal, self-interest... I scatter-shot this info via comments to various pins hoping to reach new readers. My dream is that when people know better, they'll do better.

"Be careful with your words. Once they’re said, they can only be forgiven not forgotten" ... "All cruelty springs from weakness." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca ... "Fear is the parent of cruelty." -James Anthony Froude ... "Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness." -Bryant H. McGill

"Don't bother apologizing if you're just going to continue doing the things you said sorry for!" An apology is not an apology without sincerity and sincerity requires a commitment to not repeat the offense.

"I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand." But if you assume the best, tread carefully and show that you too treasure our friendship... there is no misunderstanding that can't be resolved... unless you treasure your anger more than your friends...

"Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them." My first reaction. Human nature but probably not realistic. Who knows how another thinks or what past history made them the way they are today.

If you can't help, don't hurt.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable... #142360