"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.A Milne. This quote is perfect for Eeyore. He is always depressed and lethargic, but it takes true friends like Pooh and Piglet to see the sweet and kind "person" he really is.
I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn't guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person.
Imagine how much better off the world would be if we understood this: The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. Active listening is the most important part of active communication.