In our current world, we see more often than not people tearing each other down for every little thing: how we wear our hair, the places we shop, the food we eat, our hobbies, the things we love. Social media makes it easy for people to watch our every moves and even easier for people to say something mean that they might not say in person. But at the same time, people are also challenging each other in conversations, and not in a good, intellectual way. I think that the way people are communicating with each other is changing; people think it's okay to say things to each other that can really hurt someone else.
Now I know people are going to say "They need to toughen up! It's the truth!" That may be true, but we need to have patience with people. We need to be understanding of why someone does and says the things they do, and understand where they are coming from. If we just assume they think the same way we do or they are completely false and need to be corrected, we will never be on the same page. If we try to empathize with a different way of thinking- everything will change.
Just because someone doesn't do something the same as you or have the same opinions as you, does NOT mean they are automatically wrong. That also does NOT give you the right to be rude and unkind towards that person. Take the time to think about why they may do something the way they do. If you don't understand- ask. There is no harm in more knowledge. And who knows- maybe you are the wrong one.
So remember to be patient and kind. Just be nice to people and you'll go a lot further in life, I promise you.