Based on experience throughout my life.
Be kind to everybody. (Honestly, it is tough. I am slowly training my mind.)
Most importantly, do not expect any kindness in return.
(I was always this type of person. I admit it. For example, I wrote a blog post, "Ungrateful People." I hold grudges. I am glad that I am fully aware of it. Now, I want to let go of holding grudges. Fighting ain't worth it. Sorry, ungrateful people.)
Classical Greek philosopher and mathematician, Plato, once said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Yesterday, I was with my friend's family at a restaurant.
They wanted to take a group picture.
One person handed her iPhone to server. (Group picture was taken.)
Then, her iPhone was returned.
I saw the group picture. First, I undoubtedly looked at myself.
(I admit it. When a group picture is taken, I always see myself.)
Ego was set.
"Yuh. I look good. The group picture is great."
I was driving.
I wanted to change lane. I saw an opening as I began to shimmy my way through the left lane.
(I turned on my left signal light, before I slowly committed.)
The driver honked at me. (He was upset that I cut him.)
I stuck my arm out of my window, and I gave him a thumbs up (as a "thank you"). Then, I looked through my side mirror. He gave me a thumbs down. (It was quite entertaining.)