When we remember that the people we stumble into on a day to day basis are all just works-in-progress, it gives us permission to have greater patience, compassion and love towards them.

Not unlike ourselves, they’re trying to pilot the plane while they build it. They’re learning as they go. Failing more often than succeeding. And, at times, finding themselves seriously close to giving up.

If we have one single responsibility as humans, it’s to love (or at the very least respect) one another through this work-in-progress. It’s being empathetic to the fact that nobody is exactly who they want to be, nor where they want to be, but they’re working like hell to get there.

By Cole Schafer.

P.S. One day these one minute writings will be a big book called “One Minute, Please.” Can I let you know when that day comes? You can say yes, here.

Cole Schafer