Be kinder than necessary, everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Competency in basic relationship skills is a key component of moving from our dysfunctional status quo to a future of thriving on one planet’s worth of resources (one planet thriving). Increased resilience during the transition so that we can build that future is critical. Building relationships and community are two social technologies necessary for one planet thriving. The heart of these social technologies is dealing with reality instead of using avoidance. Kindness and compassion (cultivated in part through mindfulness) and lack of judgment are key components of these social technologies.


The quote that is the title of this post is often attributed to Plato but apparently it is a combination of 2 quotes from 2 people (see this post). For other misattributions of common sayings or quotes and lies presented as truth, see this post.

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