So often children are punished for being humans. They are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes. Yet, we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect. We must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.
Look at the world today, where violence is rife, weapons proliferate and countries eagerly pursue arms sales. This is a wrong approach. There are other ways to make money. We seem to be following the pattern of the 20th century, which was an era of war. The world needs non-violence and compassion, not in terms of prayers or rituals, but as spurs to a different course of action.
People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.