Everyone is trying to be the bigger person all the time, and I get that: but a world full of bigger people means we all just crush each other to death.

Life can’t be about being bigger than the next guy. At some point there has to be peace with yourself, with God, with others. The way up can be down; the first can finish last; the greater can relax; we can hoist others on our shoulders to celebrate them. Not everything is a contest of maturity. That means it’s okay to be small sometimes, and we can let others be the protagonists of our story.

— J.S.