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    Two examples - someone asked once what your response would be if the person driving ahead of you drove erratically for a few seconds, then stopped in the middle of traffic, got out of the car, and got into the backseat?

    Think about how you would react. Would you honk the  horn? Get angry?

    Then they go on to tell you that it was a mother riding with her child in the backseat, and the child started choking, so she got back there to give first aid quickly. Would that change your reaction, or perhaps make you pause in the future, before reacting with anger?

    Second was my own experience. To make a long story short, my aunt was irritable with me, even though I was just working on something for my mother. I almost said something to her in anger, but held back because I was taught to respect my elders. Later, I found out that she had been taking care of my elderly grandmother, my grandmother had been trying to get to the restroom and didn't make it... and my aunt not only slipped in the mess, but also hit her head. So yeah... she was not having a good day. I try to remember that when I'm about to snap at someone. I don't always succeed, but... I try. :)

    "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

    by Diogenes2008 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 09:36:41 AM PDT

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