Putting Others First

I’ve known for quite some time that people are mean. Like, cruel, selfish, never thinking of anyone else mean. But today I’ve found that people are meaner than I really thought they were.

Today I witnessed the most utmost DISRESPECT between students and their teacher. I won’t name names, nor will I name classes, but I was seriously outraged by what occured. I have never seen so many students be so disrespectful towards their teacher in my life. And what were their motives? Well they weren’t good, let me tell you. They simply just didn’t want to follow directions and were pissed off when their teacher instructed them on what to do and how to act. I repeatdly heard students mumble and grumble, “What grade are we in? Pre-school?” Well, they way those students were acting was worse than pre-school students.

While I do admit that I can be mean at times,and defintely fall short in “treat others how you’d want to be treated”, I do firmly believe that I’m an all around nice person. And I would never treat someone with the kind of disrespect that I witnessed today. I believe that you should treat everyone with respect, regardless of who they are and how they’ve treated you. Afterall, I want others to respect me as well.

Yet, as you all probably already know, being nice and treating everyone with respect at all times is no easy task. Oftentimes my sinly nature gets in my way and I become just plain mean. But I am never intentionally mean to someone and I always regret it moments later. I try my best to be nice to everyone at all times.

So what is the point of this post you may ask? I guess my point is that everyone should take a step back and look at their lives, and ask who they have disrespected and what the point of it was. Did it really make you happy? Was it worth it? I really don’t believe there are many instances when being mean is “worth it”. Like the old saying, if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.

So I today am going to consider taking a step back in my life and try my best to put others first.

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