We change

Change the World

Things do not change; we change.

~ Henry David Thoreau


I can humanize, or de-humanize…

Blue Flower

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

~ Haim Ginott (school teacher, child psychologist, psychotherapist, and author of Teacher and Child: A book for Parents and Teachers)