People who are nice–people who are tolerant–people who can remain calm–impress me. I’ve seen a lot of examples of it recently, both IRL and online.
Most of the time I just don’t feel like being very nice. I want to jump up and down and scream THINK!! THINK!!! It’s hard work suppressing these urges.
I find it difficult to teach my children to stand up for themselves, and to fight ignorance and discrimination and to also be compassionate. I know the best way to teach is to model. So, on I try…
I hope I learn to calm down before my current strategy of clenching my jaw shut has broken every tooth in my mouth.