Don't take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
Show respect even to people who dont deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours -from Lifehacker, quoting Dave Willis. I really need to remember this because I think I show weakness when I do this, but I shouldn't.
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. It has been really exciting to embark on this Indian adventure and to live it with amazing people I met along the way. I came as one person and I am leaving completely as someone else. They have the biggest hearts and the biggest ambition ever to help out. There should be more people just like them." - Pamela Milena…
Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her. Such a sad picture. I can only imagine the heartbreak children like this feel.