I love this sentiment and think that we can all make the world a better place by being a little kinder to each other.
Generosity of spirit is something so beautiful but so easy to lose sight of - especially when stress is high and our time/personal space are in short supply. People forget too quickly to be kind-hearted with each other.
Ian Maclaren was a Scottish author and theologian educated at Edinburgh University. The oldest known instance of this quotation is in the 1897 Christmas edition of The British Weekly: “Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle.” (although this quote is now widely mis-attributed to Plato and/or Philo of Alexandria)
Winter wonderland in Hyde Park, London. November 2013.
Fear of missing out is one thing that every single one of us will openly admit to with a very distinct ‘I’m laughing but I’m not joking’ feel. Despite the FOMO label confusing the crap out of my parents (and most adult humans I attempt to communicate with to be honest), rejection is something which hurts everyone. Bad.
I came across something the other day which I absolutely love. Studies have shown that rejection is processed by our brain the same way that physical pain is – they both activate the same neural pathways and cascades. How awesome is that? OK, not that fun when you didn’t get the invite – but as a finding, how very telling.
Drinks at Doodle bar, Battersea. November 2013.
Science Museum, London. November 2013.
…that there are over 7 billion people alive today. That’s more than have ever died, ever.
This guy. Ginger & White in Hampstead, London. October 2013.
Excuse the rubbish phone photo, but this old boy made me giggle a lot. I was sitting outside having coffee and my lovely breakfast, minding my own business, when I spotted this chief. He just looked so grumpy.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Tell me about it. Brick Lane market, London. September 2013.