A Little Grace Goes a Long Way

There has been a lot of complaining about job seekers and recruiters and how they treat each other. Sometimes I think we just all need to treat each other with a little more grace.

I periodically reread parts of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and came across a quote that really resonated this morning as pertaining to this ongoing argument.

[E]very soul is deprived of truth against its will. The same holds true for justice, self control, good will to others and every other virtue. It is essential to constantly keep this in your mind, for it will make you more gentle to all.

No one has all the answers. No one wakes up in the morning and decides to try to ruin someone else’s day. We’re all just stumbling along the same road trying to do our best.

Do we screw up? You betcha. But if we remembered that we are all part of the same struggle it would go a long way to making the journey a bit smoother.