“A child learns through ‘experience with’ and ‘observations of’ the behavior of others.” ~ P
Imagine if being mean was inconceivable.
That no one anywhere on the planet understood the concept, much less had the desire to do anything mean.
Being nice isn’t really all that difficult. It takes far less time to be nice than it does to be mean and when people are nice to you, you want to spend more time around them.
So what does being mean “mean”? To me it’s when one perceives a hurt or cruelty from another. This sound ambiguous, because in a way it is. Many times we hurt others accidentally with poorly considered choices in what and how we say or do something. But if a true understanding of “no meanness” was there and one sensed a hurt, the other would be quick to apologize.
For the most part we have pretty good instincts, however, and know when someone else is being mean and cruel, with intent, through their words and actions.
When we’re mean all those other negative emotions can really take hold (hatred, cruelty, greed, avarice) when we’re nice to each other a different set of emotions rule (tenderness, caring, sharing and love)! The choice should be the one that has universal appeal ~ most certainly for the benefit of all mankind and life on this wonderful planet of ours. Let’s work on it, shall we?
Have a wonderful weekend, filled with love and caring.
13 thoughts on “Imagine There’s No Meanness!”
A beautiful truth! 🙂
Yes, Debby it is, simple to understand hard to achieve sometimes, sadly! 🙂
A world where nobody were mean; a world that sees nobody being nasty; a world that sees only the good in others; a world with niceness abound. Utopia.
Wonderfully inspired Penny.
Thank you Alastair, and of course you are right, Utopia indeed my friend. 🙂
Except not the one that Yana had in mind.
[You Are Not Alone – Dr Who, series 3 – The Master where Derek Jacobi becomes John Simm and all the people in the rockets go to Utopia]
As adults we need to be careful what we pass on to our children. So yes, a thoughtful post of our attitudes. 😀
Thank you Raewyn, for your time in stopping by, reading and sharing a comment. I agree completely with you re: our children! 🙂
a beautiful post again. Love the snow falling. Sending you love and nice-ness!
Thank you. Yes and with the landscape on the top of my blog now it’s snowing on the snow. I keep looking at it, because it makes me feel good LOL, silly huh! Much love to you and tons of niceness too! 🙂
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Just imagine …. what a wonderful world it would be!!
If only parents (especially) would ‘listen’ to their inner voices before speaking them aloud, many words would be left unsaid. 😦 Wonderful post.
Your words, so true. Actually I’ll repeat that – your words are so true today that it’s troublesome to watch inappropriate behavior, actions and words from “adults”! Thank you!