*_This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him._*

— _William Lyon Phelps_

Causes, ideas and opinions matter, but people matter more.

Don’t let your beliefs and opinions isolate you. Let them inspire you to connect in positive, helpful ways.
Vilifying others is never an effective way to garner their support, respect or cooperation. Instead, seek and embrace opportunities to work toward a common good.
If you must disrespect others because of what you believe in, you’re veering into dangerous territory. Good people can disagree, and any belief that doesn’t acknowledge that sits on a shaky foundation.

So find good, practical ways to make a positive difference for those who do/don’t agree with you. As well-intentioned as any cause may be, what matters more is the quality of life all people lead.
Look beyond the causes, opinions, beliefs and differences. Offer value, act with respect, and give love to people no matter what.

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