Vital Qualities Response: Can T We All Just Get Along?

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Vital Qualities Response Can’t we all just get along? The phrase may be a little cliché’ but what a question for the century. In our lives we must get along and play nice with others. There are those people who make that chore difficult and still others who are very easy with which to be compatible. Wright (1989) explains there are three significant qualities each person must practice when working to get along with others and have a positive experience. These qualities are genuineness, love, and empathy. Israel Lazo (2014) states that we have t a choice to make enemies or friends, creating distance from people or learning to get along. We must remember that each person is different and the greatest quality working forward is learning …show more content…
Love is a most intimate and personal term defined according to individual. We must take time to learn what others perceive as love. One cannot have a deep personal relationship without love. A few typical characteristics of love are safety and security, support, sense of belonging, care, and acceptance (Wright, 1989). This love is an accepting love, one that does not judge. It is one, however, that loves “in spite of” a person’s faults or shortcomings (Lazo, 2014). I grew up in a home that did not say ‘I love you” at every turn. Did this mean we were not loved? Of course not. It means, simply, that we knew we were loved by the actions of our parents and family. Adversely, my husband and his family are quite the opposite. They feel the words must be spoken often and repetitively to have the sentiment known to …show more content…
Genuineness is discussed numerous times throughout the bible. One scripture, in particular, is 1 John 3:18 NIV stating, “Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth”. Throughout the bible, the topic of love is communicated. Perhaps the most famous scripture about love is 1 Corinthians 13:4 NASB which reads, “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant”. This could not be a more clear definition. Finally, the bible informs how Christ expects us to show empathy in Galatians 6:2 NIV instructs “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”. Likewise, Romans 12:15 advises, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who

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