Essentially, it’s the Golden Rule. Regardless of your cultural differences in politics, religion, and geography, everyone can agree on treating others as you want to be treated. And when others break that universal rule, we have a responsibility to the world at large to extravagantly live out that rule to others. It’s the only way to counteract the death and destruction that comes with the opposite.
“No” can often be the most foreign word we ever learn to say. But in the “no” we discover that we exist; we discover that we matter; we discover that whatever or whoever we say that word to cannot truly meet our deepest needs and desires if we were to say “yes.” “No” can actually liberate the soul – liberate the heart – and allow us to soar high above the things that have kept us down for so long.