The Other Way


Don’t be hurt or angered by what people say and do. Always try to see what lies behind their point of view. Maybe they are wrestling with a problem of their own – fighting down some secret worry, facing it alone.

If you knew the whole of it perhaps you’d understand, and instead of criticizing lend a helping hand. If you hit back when you’re hurt you make an enemy. Why not try the other way of love and sympathy.

Patience Strong in Flowers of Friendship, 1955