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Compassion dissolves anger. Understanding why someone behaves the way they do allows for forgiveness when they have mistreated you. Maybe they are insecure, or in pain, or maybe they even suffered some type of abuse in their lifetime, and you can see why they are the way they are. But when your compassion extends to excusing them for treating you poorly, over and over, it not only damages your self-worth, but prevents them from healing as well. Refuse to allow it to continue, for everyone’s sake.

Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge.

Sometimes the only closure you need is the understanding that you deserve better.

Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love.

People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.

Maturity is when a person hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of hurting them back.

Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

The world would be a happier, more peaceful place if we all tried to understand instead of judging, paused before reacting, and gave each other the benefit of the doubt instead of assuming the worst.

If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

The biggest problem for humanity, not only on a global level, but even for individuals, is misunderstanding.

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