Someone had lost a hair tie in the tram and I was not fast enough to let them know before they disembarked. I was trying to calm my conscience as it was just a simple black hair tie. Surely no one would be properly upset to have lost that.

But who am I to decide that? I do not have the right to judge what may or may not be precious for another person. I just cannot possibly know how much value they assign to a certain possession as it is often much more a question of emotional, rather than monetary value.

How often do I judge the values and priorities of others? How often do others judge mine? In truth, my only responsibility is to define and know my own values and to accept as well as respect those of others.

Maybe if we all did that, we could make the world a better place.

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