There’s No Shame In Your Struggle (Or Anyone Else’s)

Riley Coules
May 9, 2017

I’m going to explicate a formula that, I believe, should serve as the entire foundation on which we perceive the problems of others as well as how they respond to them.

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Keeping the principles of non-judgment and an infinite amount of understanding in mind…

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If you don’t understand every single angle of another’s struggle, don’t judge it.

If you think you understand every single angle of their struggle, consider that you don’t.

If their response to that struggle does not resemble the reaction you imagine you would have, recognize that you are two entirely different people with entirely different backgrounds, experiences, and lower selves to grow past; your right doesn’t equate to their wrong.

With the aforementioned premise in mind, consider that you don’t actually know how you would respond to their strife if you faced one of the same kind.

If you think the motives of another are anything but based in malice, refrain from assuming you know what that motive is as well as what mindsets drive it (including those grounded in The Altered Personality). While the population as a whole certainly can reach a moral consensus, we are all learning souls and must be given the opportunity to grow toward that universal truth, that universal higher self–maybe even repeated opportunities, if necessary.

If you think their motives are consistently based in malice, avoid the person in question unless repeated actions prove too detrimental to avoid.

In which case, eradicate their negativity from your life; don’t impose your own on theirs.

Above all else, have sympathy for the struggles of others and the mistakes they make as a result; you have surely messed up before too.

Your struggle is no better than anyone else’s.