How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
There is no charm equal to the tenderness of heart ~ Jane Austen
The world is not kind to the tenderhearted. There is a lot of shame surrounding sensitivity. We don’t exactly live in a culture that celebrates those of us who walk a softer, more complicated path.
Not everyone is going to like you. Not everyone is going to understand you. Remember it is never your job to make them do either. You do not owe anyone an explanation, a rationalization, or an apology for being who you are and feeling what you do.
Many a time you will be ridiculed or shamed for being tender hearted.Be your radical, soft-souled self and wear it proudly. Fight the good fight and still preserve your heart.
You become bitter, cold and desperate only when you take up the wrong battles.Learn to walk away from bitter people.There is no guilt in that. “Pick your battles. You don’t have to show up to every argument you’re invited to”
Stick to your arena, and you will win. There is strength in kindness.