«If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach out to others and seek their good.»
-Pope Francis, The Joy of The Gospel
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One day, at the school where I was teaching, I came across a student who had been thrown out of his classroom because of indiscipline. My colleague was busy with other students who needed assistance, and this particular student looked bored to death, with his forehead head down against the top of his desk.
-What are you doing? I asked him.
-Homework... I don't understand.
-What is it?
-Ah! Ok! Look at me: I am a person, (pointing at him) YOU are a person, (pointing at another student) HE is a person, (pointing at everyone around) WE are people...
At that moment, I realized how important it is to pay attention to people above anything else...