Treating Everyone Equally
For anyone who has a disability or condition that may seem "different" than the norm, we can learn from them. They have faced obstacles that we may never know. They still want to be treated the same as anyone else. Look them in the eye when speaking and offer assistance. Even a smile can make a day for anyone, so offer it to everyone. When you treat another with respect then you will receive the same in kind. Think of a time that your life was going in a direction that was out of the norm for you and keep this in mind when meeting or associating with another.
Anything that you can do to make another's life a little easier will reflect positively on you. You don't know what another may be going through at the time you meet them so
1) Listen when they seem to go on and on
2) Sympathize and understand even if you don't "get it" and
3) Be tolerant of differences in others.
Treating everyone equally no matter what "station" he or she is in life will most certainly teach you a lot about yourself. There may be times that someone seems to have it out for you, but they may be going through a trying time. Let it go and still maintain a good attitude toward them. You would want the same in return.
We have all been the new kid on the block at a job or in other situatiions. Remember how it felt and offer assistance where needed. Treat the new person as you would want to be treated and relate to their uncertainty as they are learning. They will appreciate you all the more and you will gain a friend along the way!
Whether it is in the workplace, shopping or meeting new people treat everyone equally. Even ifthey are rude or unkind to you, you will come out on top of the situation by staying true to what the Good Book says. Life is full of unpredicatable situations, so we all must be understanding of another and their situation.