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What should you be in a world where you can be anything?

2003 – The Black Eyed Peas asked the world ‘Where is the love?’.

2018 – Jaime Jean Morton is asking the world, ‘Where is the love?’.

Guys and gals, tell me now, when did it become so OK to be a complete dick to another person?

So many times lately, I’ve found myself really shocked by the way people act towards others, and then literally brush it off like it’s no big deal. ER… not OK! But it’s got me thinking.

What should you be in a world where you can be anything? Google it.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

I don’t know who the first person was to say this, but I’m thinking they must have been incredibly ambitious. Valid point mate, but easier said than done, right?

Yes.

No matter what we do, there are always going to be those people that we just don’t like, or whose opinions we think are complete bullshit. And there are always going to be those people who do something so annoying that it sets you off ranting for the next three months.

What we can do, though?

We can treat others the way we want to be treated.

Put yourself in their shoes… even if your shoes are from Primark (like me) and they wear Louboutins. 

If you can figure out how someone is going to feel by the way you act towards them, you’ll probably find yourself thinking twice before you go and upset them (intentionally or not).

If you’ve got nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything.

Yep – hello Mum. If your Mum has never told you that if you’ve got nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all is she even your Mum? But, it’s true. Sometimes it’s better to just keep your mouth shut.

Be polite.

AH what! Am I a Mum before I’ve even had kids? I think so, I’m constantly nagging my (one-year younger than me) sister to say please and thank you. I’m half expecting her to tell me to do one one day. But seriously, being polite gets you far in this world, don’t forget your pleases and thank yous.

And always be kind.

I know I know, you’re probably thinking: Yes Jaime, we get it! But don’t worry, I’ll shut up very soon, I promise.

Kindness is very important to me: For as long as I can remember, my Mum has always said that if I grew up to be nothing other than a kind person, then she’d be proud. No kidding, it’s literally ingrained in me.

Kindness is contagious and it makes people feel good. So people, let’s smile a little more, tell Sandra from reception that you like her new top, and treat others as you wish to be treated.

Let’s FINALLY show The Black Eyed Peas where the love is.

7 Comments

  • Rikki

    It’s crazy how much I needed this! I always try and be the NICEST person but once someone has gotten on my bad side it’s like a whole other side of me that I’m not proud of. It IS easier said than done but in order to be the best person I can be I have to put forth effort to be different and be kind to EVERYONE even if I’m not crazy about them! Great post and GREAT advice! Love!

  • Wiki

    Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work on your blog.

    Regards
    Wiki

    • jaimejeanmorton@gmail.com

      Hey,

      AH that’s lovely, thanks so much.

      I’ll follow you both on Instagram so that at least I won’t be responsible for them having more followers than you.

      Thanks again,
      Jaime

  • Jan Zac

    Hello ,

    I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good!
    I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as young entrepreneur.

    I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive.
    Can you recommend something what works best for you?

    I also want to improve SEO of my website. Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve: http://janzac.com/
    (Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.)

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    P.S.
    Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think?

    Regards
    Jan Zac

  • Lauren

    This is so true and such a lovely post! I am a big believer in karma also, so if you treat someone like rubbish, it will come back around. I try to be as mindful as I can be. Thank you for sharing this!

    Lauren xx

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