Giving strangers the benefit of the doubt

It is fascinating to realize how hypocritical we are when we get upset at strangers who make a mistake on the road or do something that seems inconsiderate in a public place.

I’ve definitely been that that annoying stranger for someone else from time to time. I’ve done inconsiderate things as I was rushing out of the store on a bad day. And, I’ve definitely made mistakes on the road.

Our default state is to judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Our life becomes a lot smoother when we habitually give strangers the benefit of the doubt. It turns out that the world becomes a happier place too.