“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
How a person treats others can take a lot of different forms. What comes to mind for me today when I read this quote is the degree of interest one person shows to another. When I say interest I mean true and genuine interest in another person as a human being, not interested based on what they can do for you or for the organization you both might serve. I am talking about real interest in the other person, their hopes and dreams, their joys and sorrows, their trials and tribulations. This is something that can’t be faked or done in a manner of self-interest.
In my life I have know a lot of people that are interested in others based on what the relationship with that person can do for them. It is the rare and treasured soul who demonstrates through their actions a real interest in another person.
From where I sit, the true measure of a person is how they treat others with genuine interest and care, regardless of what that person can do for them. That is the interest rate that will generate the highest possible return…