5 Minute Think
If I am being kind to you but you think I am being horrible, am I being kind or not?
I think that it doesn’t matter what the person who is saying the thing thinks, but it is more important what the person who it is being said to thinks. Their thoughts and feelings need to be taken into consideration as it is them who it is affecting. It will be obvious to me if I am saying something that is considered mean to them that it would be by their facial expressions body language and tone of voice. In the end, that person will still think that you are being mean, whether you think it or not. So my thought is if I think it is kind, but they think it is mean, it is mean, not kind.