We control the way we behave.
We can’t control the way other people behave. No matter how much we wish we could or how hard we try.
How other people act is down to them.
So is how they think and how they reason.
It’s easy to justify our own actions. We know what our intentions are. We know why we act the way we do.
Most of the time.
But it’s equally easy to fall into the trap of judging someone else based on their actions rather than their intentions.
What matters is not just what you do, but also why you do it.
What possible reason could someone have for acting in that way?
What reason do we have for acting the way that we do? Is it a good reason? Do we have good intentions?
Or do we need to make a change? Do we need to change the only thing we can?