When you're actively building self-awareness you understand how important your mental health and well-being are to promoting the common good. The more balanced you are, the more you empathize with others and treat them with kindness and compassion. Healthy, happy people tend to relate to others well because they don't have the garbage that gets in the way of positive interactions, such as:
- The need to control others.
- The need to dominate.
- The need to win.
- The need to be better than others.
- The need to get the last word in.
- The need for power.
- The need to be right.
These types of behaviors create divisions and adversarial relationships rather than mutual caring and collaboration. The key to building a kind community is for its members to be happy, balanced, fulfilled individuals who are able to treat others well. What will you do to be part of the common good?