So many people online use their words to tear down and hurt. To make fun of, to belittle, to destroy.
Why? Is it really worth the time to throw a mean sentence at someone you’ve never met? When the hurt is only going to make someone feel hurt or depressed?
Kindness doesn’t cost anything - except perhaps one’s pride. And usually it ends up reaping the reward of kindness in return - if not from the person who you’re mad at, at least from others who are inspired and touched by your ability to rise above a situation and give love instead of hate in return.
A smile, politeness, a word of love - these things are the greatest gift you could ever give, no matter how undeserved they are. And isn’t the whole point of a gift that it’s undeserved?
I’m not perfect, but I am striving to be an example. It’s really, really hard sometimes, but I find that it is incredibly worth it and my life is generally much better when I speak with love and courtesy