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If we cannot change the world (and I suspect we can’t), we can provide all people the sorts of environments they deserve in their daily environments of kindness, compassion, safety, and challenges.

basic-human-decencyBasic human decency is being polite, courteous, civil, thoughtful, and using tact and diplomacy when with others, thus treating them as you wish to be treated. As beings endowed with a capacity for language and reason, we are uniquely suited to the apprehension of this principle, and most people have an intuitive grasp of it. The world is a beautiful place when everybody is mindful of one another. If we all were humble and kind and gave others a little bit of our time. To show them they have importance and significance just the same as the things we are all so caught up in.

Psalm 15:1-5

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart. Who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend. In whose eyes a vile person is despised. But, who honors those who fear the Lord. Who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He, who does these things shall never be moved.


Disrespect, is the number one factor that tears communities apart. People who are focused on criticizing others miss a whopping 50 percent of positive things that others are doing and they see negativity when it’s not there. People who give others the cold shoulder—deliberately ignoring them or responding minimally—damage the relationship by making others feel worthless and invisible, as if they’re not there, not valued. Feeling and demonstrating gratitude for the relationship you have with another is a natural result of acceptance, appreciation and expectation.


Romans 13:13

Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

1 Corinthians 14:40

Let all things be done decently and in order.

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