"Rules about really important things"
"Words to live by."
"Can help guide you in making a decision."
Mr Brownes first precept:
When you are faced with a problem or decision, even if you are right sometimes its easier or better to just back down and be kind instead.
We thought that if everyone lived by this 'rule' the world would be a better place. There would not be any fighting or other conflicts. We also talked about how hard it would be to back down from an argument when you knew you were right just to save the other persons feelings. We decided being kind is not as simple as it sounds and that there are times when it is ok to be right.
After a loooooong discussion we came up with the idea that the most important word in this precept is CHOICE. We have a choice in every decision we make, every decision needs to be evaluated but sometimes it is better to choose to be kind rather than right. We always have a choice.
Do you choose to be kind?