Dear Men

@brittmaag wrote https://li.st/l/05KjKp7Bq49ecO9eJsbRiC and I thought I'd try my hand at it.
  1. My rules for guys:
  2. 1. Don't be a dick.
  3. Seriously, that's the whole deal in a nutshell.
  4. 2. Think before you speak.
    This applies to how you talk to women. It also applies to how you talk to men.
  5. Don't just blurt stuff out.
    Is this going to offend the person I'm talking to in any way?
  6. 3. Put yourself in the other person's shoes.
  7. It's called empathy I simply do not understand people who don't seem to have it.
    Surely serial killers don't feel empathy, right? Even that I don't understand.
  8. 4. Forgive people.
    Not a million times, but a lot of times. Especially if what someone did wasn't done specifically for the purpose of hurting you, forgive them.
  9. 5. If you screwed up, acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness.
    And don't do it again.
  10. In fact, unless they ask you for forgiveness, don't tell them you forgive them.
    That's just sending a signal that you want or expect them to apologize. If they want to or feel they need to apologize, they will. If you're so hurt that you can't move on without their apology, and they don't offer one, this relationship may not work out.
  11. You don't even have to tell someone that you forgive them.
    Just do it in your heart. It allows you to move on, and that's the whole purpose of forgiveness; being able to move on.
  12. 6. It's not enough that you didn't mean to.
    I didn't mean to hurt your feeling. I didn't mean to keep you waiting. I didn't mean to forget our anniversary. All bullshit.
  13. You have to mean to not.
    You have to intentionally not do those things that you know will hurt others.
  14. 7. Be kind.
    Always. To everyone.
  15. Be supportive
    Everyone can use someone in their corner. Encouragement can be priceless. And this goes for everyone.
    Suggested by   @wilmotwrites