How To Be A Better Person

  1. Resilience: The art of keeping going even when things are looking dark. Refusing to frighten others with one’s own fears, and understanding human nature is tough.
  2. Empathy: The capacity to connect with the unique experiences of another person. Courage to become someone else and look back at oneself with honesty.
  3. Patience: We should grow calmer and more forgiving by getting more realistic about how things tend to go.
  4. Sacrifice: Forgo our own pleasure/satisfaction in the name of somebody/thing else.
  5. Politeness: We should spare others too much exposure to our deeper selves. We need to learn manners – the necessary, internal rules of civilization. Linked to tolerance, politeness is to live alongside people who we don’t necessarily agree with but at the same time, won’t be able to avoid.
  6. Humor: Seeing the funny side of situations of one self. It’s a sign of an ability to put a benevolent finger on the gap of what we want to happen and what life can actually provide. Humor springs from disappointment – but it’s disappointment optimally channeled from sadness.
  7. Self-Awareness: To know oneself is to try to not blame others for one’s troubled moods. TO have a sense of what’s going on inside oneself and what actually belongs to the world.
  8. Forgiveness: It’s knowing the long memories of the times we haven’t got through life without someone cutting us some slack. It’s recognizing that living with others is impossible without excusing errors.
  9. Hope: Pessimism isn’t necessarily deep, nor optimism shallow.
  10. Confidence: It isn’t arrogance, it’s based on a constant awareness of how short life is, and how little we ultimately lose for risking everything.

.. We can practise them more a little everyday.

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