When you don’t like what certain people stand for, you tend to get defensive even when they do the basic things.
Today a herder came near our compound and I was already triggered. But he simply stayed near some grasses with his flock and came to ask me for water.
When he did that, I relaxed and asked myself why I looked defensive, as if I was about to shout or fight him.
I gave him water and he sat down somewhere near to rest. It just reminded me that we’re still all humans and just a little kindness goes a long way.
I learned something new about being kind and open always.