You Can’t Be Too Hard on People

A homeless man once told me: “You can’t be too hard on people. They only know the world they came from.”

I’d like to believe that everyone’s trying their best with what they have in all the ways they know how. Maybe not everyone’s trying their best. But it doesn’t help anyone if we don’t believe the best about them. And that’s my best: to believe we’re trying.
— J.S.

One thought on “You Can’t Be Too Hard on People

  1. I am deeply convicted by this.

    While I’ve read “Judge not lest…” repeatedly in the last 65+ years, I still continue to judge. Believing everyone is already doing his/her best changes everything.

    Knowing it surely isn’t true doesn’t change the fact that it is better for me to act as if it IS true.

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