I was on the road, driving to work, and in a hurry to meet an appointment . A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking ! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear !
“ Physically challenged ; Please be patient.”
& that changed everything!! I immediately went calm & slowed down !! In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver !!! 😇
I reached work few minutes late , but it was ok !
& THEN IT STRUCK ME !! Would I have been patient if there was no sticker !???! Why do we need stickers to be patient with people !??
WILL WE BE MORE PATIENT & KIND WITH OTHERS IF PEOPLE HAD LABELS PASTED ON THIER FOREHEADS ????
Labels like ——-
“ Lost my job” , “Fighting cancer”, “Going through a misunderstanding in relationship” , “ Suffering Emotional abuse “ ,” Lost a loved one”, “Feeling worthless” , “ Financially screwed up”, “failed in exam”, “faced rejection in marriage proposal”, “had a conflict with the spouse” ,…. and more like these !!!! 🙁
EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE WE ARE UNAWARE OF!!! The least we can do is be patient & kind !!! Let us respect the invisible labels !!!!
Let’s practice “Benefit of Doubt” and Be proactive with our children, family and the society at large.