Assume struggle, be kind
Someone just got retrenched, had a miscarriage, has a child that doesn’t talk to them, can’t pay their bills, suffers from depression, failed an exam, buried their mom, didn’t land the deal, got divorced, has cancer, just finished working night shift, found out they’re infertile, lost their faith, is an addict, has no one who loves them, or is having a really bad day.
If we assume that everyone is struggling with something – empathy, kindness and compassion would be our default.
Everyone is struggling with something, some might just be really good at hiding it.
Maybe your paths will cross today, be kind.