Learning to be patient and respectful of others

Learning to be patient and respectful of others, even though we do not share the same views, is so fundamentally important, yet often forgotten in the heat of the situation. We are ready to pounce on someone whose views are not the same as our own. Things can easily spiral out of control. Civility is lost. Aggression is emboldened. Communication is cut off. We silo. We cut off. Our feelings take back seat, at least the soft kind ones. Friendships are lost. Society breaks down. We lose sight of the whole situation, of the full wider community. We build walls. We shout and scream. US vs. THEM becomes the new way of living. No longer do we help those in need. Please beware and not fall prey, please, please, please.