I Treat People As Ends In Themselves

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    Selfish goals grow faster

    than you can work towards them. Selfless goals get closer with every step you take.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    You never know what kind of day someone's had

    but you do know how you could make it a little better
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    An out-of-tune guitar isn’t broken.

    It’s just been played a lot & needs someone to tune it. It can sound beautiful again and it wants to and you know you want it to too.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    No I don’t want to be better

    than everyone else because being the best I can be means helping others be the best they can be.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    You might think you're just a tiny spot in the

    big picture but you have the power to make or break someone's day.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    When someone gives you their heart,

    don't break it. When someone shares their dreams with you, don't steal them. When someone shares their hopes with you, don't shatter them. When someone shares their fears with you, don't confirm them. When someone shares their time with you, don't waste it. When someone shares...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    You should be drying her tears,

    not causing them. You should be healing her wounds, not creating them. You should be calming her fears, not confirming them. You should be accepting her flaws, not highlighting them. You should be working through her insecurities, not mocking them. You should be easing her...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Helping someone when they’re at their worst

    might give you the chance to see them at their best.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    If you play life like a game,

    someone's gotta lose. You never know when it's gonna be you.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Someone’s miracles are the effect of someone

    else’s time, care, and effort.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Islands of Light Looking out an airplane

    window you see islands of light in a sea of darkness just like in life. They show you what's out there, guide you, and let you know you're not alone. It doesn't matter how much darkness is out there because the light overpowers it, drawing your attention away from it. A single...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    There are the people

    who brighten your day with a smile. Then, there are the people who stop and say hello. Then, there are the people who take the time to ask how you're doing. Then, there are the people who stop and chat for a while. Then, there are there people who give you a good laugh. Then...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    You never know when something

    as small as a compliment, a pat on the back, or a nod of approval could emPOWER someone.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    No matter how small you feel,

    you can make a big impact on someone else. Make it a good one.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Treating People As Ends In Themselves Is Very Important

      “ Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, always at the same time as an end and never merely as a means to an end. ” —Immanuel Kant...
    koyptakh koyptakh
    51-55, M
    13 Responses Oct 10, 2009

    Conditional love isn’t love.

    It’s an ultimatum and one you should turn down.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    It's not success if you get there by stepping

    on other people. It's not wealth if you take what's not yours. It's not friendship if you use them. It's not love if you hurt them. It's not power if you control people with fear. It's not popularity if you get there by pitting people against each other. It's not leadership if...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Glass shatters when you break it.

    A heart weeps silently.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    I know I'm not the best card in your hand

    but I don't belong in the discard pile. You look at me with disappointment the second you pick me up. I'm the first one you let go of when you have to make a choice. You trade me without thinking twice the moment something better comes along. You don't even think of it as a...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Show this to someone

    who hurt you. Before I met you, I was happy. Today, I'm happy. Before I met you, I was free. Today, I'm free. Before I met you, I was brave. Today, I'm brave. Before I met you, I had hopes. Today, I have hopes. Before I met you, I had dreams. Today, I have dreams. Before I met...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    When someone cries out

    for help don’t laugh or hurt them. It might make them give up on themselves and everyone else, including you.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Real friends are there

    for you, even when you’re not there for yourself. They believe in you, even when you don’t. They see through your confusion when you can’t. They’re patient with you, even when you’ve given up on yourself. They see past the flaws you think define you. They heal you...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    With real friends, you don’t want to be the

    person who cares less, The person who can make the other person wait for hours for a call, The person who can ignore the other person for weeks and show up out of nowhere, The person who can do anything they want and get away with it. You want to be the person who cares more...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Cries for Help Anyone who's been stuck on a

    plane with a crying baby knows it's not a pleasant experience. You wish the baby would just stop. He/she's ruining your flight. You're exhausted and you just want to sleep but that baby's crying up a storm. We can all relate but does it make sense to get upset at such an...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    Power isn't happiness.

    Putting a smile on someone's face is.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015
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