Lately, I’ve been reminded of the obvious truth that the success and happiness we experience in life is largely due to do with how well we are able to get along with other people.
This truth reminds me that how I treat people and interact with them matters. If I want assistance, kindness, or grace from others, then I need to offer these things to those around me.
It seems to me, from my experience on both the giving and receiving end, that life is much better when I’m getting along with fellow-Earthly-travelers, than when I lead with demanding my own way, or thinking that the world revolves around me. It has been proven multiple times, that the world, indeed, does NOT revolve around me, or any other single person.
Getting along with others doesn’t mean that I default to capitulating what I want or need, simply for the sake of getting along. Rather, I see it as being considerate of the needs of others, in addition to my own needs.
Isn’t that what we all want: for others to be considerate of us? If that’s the case, let’s make sure we’re doing likewise for others.