“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
― Plato

Just recently, I almost got pulled into road rage. I’m not aware how exactly I provoked this guy on the freeway, I didn’t cut him–but before I knew it, his car was right beside mine, and he was giving me the dirty finger. He was livid.

 

Being mean without words is still being mean.
Being mean without words is still being mean.

My impulse was to make a face back at him but I was able to hold it back. It occurred to me that maybe this driver might be having a tough life. He was wearing a baseball cap that said “I love haters” and that made me think, well, this guy must have a LOT of people hating on him, which is why he’s so quick to vent his anger.

I guess I stopped thinking of my “self” at that moment, and instead thought of “him.” And that made me think kinder thoughts towards him, and made me decide to just drive away without retaliating.

Have you met someone who must be “fighting a harder battle” and was mean to you?
Did you fight fire with fire? If not, what made you decide to walk away? Would love to hear from you, leave a comment!

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