Pensive HomelessThinking of this post from Danielle LaPorte in light of Brene Brown’s suggestion that it’s best to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that they really are doing the best that they can.

You might never know the why behind someone’s less-than-ideal, not-the-way-you-wish-it-was behavior.

Here’s a curative for the sharp judgement that often accompanies our disappointment in others — just a single, surprising expansive phrase: You just never know. Use it before you jump to conclusions that someone’s a jerk, or that they need an attitude adjustment, or that they could be doing better than they are.

Read the rest.  It’s good.