We do not know for sure what paths others have walked or are still walking through their suffering...being kind and considerate everyday to everyone is heart-centered compassion for humanity. There is a ripple effect that is felt, if not immediately seen.
When you find your inner peace, protect it. You have the control, allow no one to steal it or your happiness. If someone's trying to steal it, they're simply trying to pull you into their darkness and dull your light. It can be a malice game for the weak...don't feed it with attention. Pray that they find their own inner peace and happiness and move on. Your job is to stay strong and carry on as you were, untouched by any negative emotions. :-)
This is to describe Benvolio the peace maker who does not get into the fights but is there to witness them happen. He has many quotes throughout the play one being" ... and make thee think thy swan a crow." Describing Rosaline as being ugly pretty much.
I think being more Zen would help me come to terms with my chronic illness, and all the changes its made to my life. I KNOW ALL THESE SAYINGS ARE VERY TRUE, BUT, EVERY DAY I NEED TO WORK AT THIS AND TELL MYSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN. VERY HARD WHAN YOURE NO