Any person that works with the public knows that you see a ginormous verity of people. And they also know, every individual is different along with their personality to accompany them. To my luck (which isn’t very good most of the time.) I scoured a job as a waitress. Now I don’t think the public truly knows how much effort is required to simply serve people a meal. It sounds basic, non-complex, and almost easy. But I can testify it is none of those characteristics. Sure to anyone that has never had experience it, it appears to be the farthest thing from challenging. And I know as a kid and just until a few years ago I had that same perception.
You can never really truly understand someone unless you take a walk around in their shoes for a day. It’s easy to mistreat others because you aren’t certain of their own circumstances. We all have choices to make everyday from microscopic ones to life changing decisions. So let me be blunt “Why do some people think it is not a problem to treat other fellow human beings like gum stuck to the sole of their shoe?” I’ve never grasped that fact, that some people believe being hurtful, rude, and inconsiderate toward their fellow man. Now yes I do realize everyone has a bad day here and there. I have them, you have them, and so does that old lady living down the street. But for pete sakes how hard is it to be kind?!
I previously mentioned that I am a waitress and I personally have been mistreated and not appreciated by multiple people. I stand on my feet for five or more depending hours, I run back and forth trying to please my table to my best ability, I smile through my raging emotions no matter what they may be, and I carry heavy obnoxious trays plastered and plied with food. All to be treated like complete dirt. I’m not saying this to complain, but it’s extremely difficult when you as an innocent individual are trying your best only to be treated like your giving your worst.
I’ve seen it outside of my job as well. Some people are very unkind and my heart aches for them because they were probably treated poorly and as an upsetting result they turned miserable and bitter. My explanation is very simple, “Always be kind so other people will be kind too.” kindness is contagious and mostly anyone can admit it’s not an easy task to deny reciprocating kindness when you yourself have received it. I personally have felt happier in my life when there have been instances where I could’ve easy been a jerk but decided to take the high road instead and radiate true kindness. For example the look of relief in a persons eyes when you decide to be kind instead of unkind is wonderful. I’m not sure if everyone I’ve been kind to has appreciated or even acknowledged it. But honestly what do you have to lose by being kind? And hopefully when you are kind, others will aspire to gain the same precious trait.