That Line: Respect for Human Life

Knowing when to step back, and when to step up

It’s important to give people space to fuck up, and it’s important to give yourself space to fuck up. But it’s also important to learn to be able to distinguish when that line is crossed. That line where you need to stop making excuses for others, or for yourself, and recognize that respect for others and yourself is always the most important thing. What I mean by that is this: sometimes we’re caught up in the chaos of life. Sometimes we forget to recognize the unique manifestation of humanity in every person around us. And that’s okay. We can’t always be our best selves at every moment even though sometimes we’d like to believe that we can.

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