Why You Should Be Nice To Everyone
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Why You Should Be Nice To Everyone

A kind word can go a long way.

Why You Should Be Nice To Everyone
Taylor Smith

What fun is it to bash someone? To know that you hurt their feelings? Or that you ruined their day? Being rude or mean to someone to intentionally hurt their feelings is horrible. Even if you’re just joking or you think it’s a game, you might be bringing some hurtful feelings into the picture unintentionally.

You never know what someone might be going through. Mentally, they might be struggling, or maybe they have home problems, you never know.

Nevertheless, you should never be mean to anyone.

I had a friend once who had a difficult relationship with their parents and siblings. Home life was hard for them, and they weren’t very happy for awhile. It didn’t help that people at school would call them names, make fun of the way they acted, looked and dressed.

The unfair school life and home life and the stress of it all combined, and they started to become depressed. They were unhappy, lacked energy and had disinterest in normal activities we would all do together.

Seeing a close friend go through that is heartbreaking. And seeing people be like this to them was unbearable. Fortunately, through time, the bullying and teasing started to decrease. The depression faded. But that’s not the point. That shouldn’t even have to happen.

Bullying and teasing is a serious thing, and it shouldn’t occur. People never know what’s really going on in another person’s world.

The teasing could really hit someone hard, and make their life feel like a burden. Life shouldn’t be like that. We should respect one another and their feelings.

We never know what’s going on in other’s lives, whether it’s family issues, friend problems, trouble in school, whatever it may be. Adding hurtful words or actions onto someone's lives just may send someone over the edge and make them even more miserable.

That’s why being friendly and considerate towards one another is a great way to live. Who wouldn’t want to live in a world where everyone was kind to one another and made each other better person? There’s no point to putting people down. All that is doing is making yourself feel all powerful. But for what? Making someone feel bad about themselves? I can’t wrap my head around the fulfillment or satisfaction of doing that. All that does is make someone else feel awful. That is no way to live.

Always be kind to people because, in the end, you are helping someone even if you’re aware of it or not. A compliment or a kind word could enlighten someone even the slightest, and make their lives or mood just that much better.

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