Shared Hopes in Humanity
Updated: May 22
Everyone has base expectations when it comes to behavior towards our fellow humans.
Compassion is so important to me when I choose the people I surround myself with. I value being able to care for others while harboring a willingness to learn — we are always evolving and must be willing to grow. Here are some values I treasure in the people I surround myself with.
Treating people the way you want to be treated is referred to as the Golden Rule, and for good reason. Those around you will always remember how you made them feel.
Humans are social people at their core and are meant to do things together as a community. That old expression, it takes a village to raise a child? It’s more accurate to say It takes a village to accomplish the most worthwhile things.
This one takes time, and isn’t easy. But allowing yourself to reflect on your choices, your feelings, and your goals will ultimately set you farther forward on your journey.
The zeitgeist has chosen the word “equity” over “equality” because equity means meeting people where they are and with what they have. Everyone doesn’t need the same thing, and they need to be acknowledged for their circumstances.
We want to expect people to say what they mean and mean what they say, as well as come to conversations with a sense of openness and candor. This goes hand in hand with the trust we have in others.
This goes for other people and the choices they make that you may not always understand, and it also goes for yourself. Respect means showing up for yourself and others, meeting people where they are, and practicing empathy.
Written by Chloe Price.