The Invisible Labels
Are you aware of the invisible labels that people carry ?
I was on the road, and driving in a hurry to meet an appointment . A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking ! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear !
“ Physically challenged ; Please be patient.”
& that changed everything!! I immediately went calm & slowed down !! In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver !
I reached for the appointment few minutes late , but it was ok !
& THEN IT STRUCK ME !! Would I have been patient if there was no sticker !?! Why do we need stickers to be patient with people !
WILL WE BE MORE PATIENT & KIND WITH OTHERS IF PEOPLE HAD LABELS PASTED ON THIER FOREHEADS ???? Labels like ——-
“ Lost my job” , “Fighting cancer”, “Going through a bad divorce” , “ Suffering Emotional abuse “ ,” Lost a loved one”, “Feeling worthless” , “ Financially screwed up” & more like these !
EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT !
The least we can do is be patient & kind !
Let us respect the invisible labels !