One step at a time.
“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” – Audrey Hepburn
Another way to phrase this is: “What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally.”
What you say about someone else says more about you than about that person. I found this quite thought-provoking and a great reminder. Sometimes, people may say negative comments about others, but if you think about it, it’s really a reflection of themselves. By putting others down in order to feel superior, it actually makes them seem more inferior.
What you say is a reflection of who you are.
If you want to be seen as a kind person, say kind things.
If you want to be seen as an inspiring person, say inspirational things.
If you want to be seen as a crazy person… well, you get the idea. 😉