It’s easy to lump groups of people together based on race, religion, or political affiliation. We all interact with people who are in a group we may not understand or even like. Individuals will almost always be respectful of each other without focusing on petty differences. A group mentality allows us to label other groups and justify treating them disrespectfully. Most conflict can be avoided by simply seeing others as individuals and treating them with the same respect we expect. Kindness and bitterness are equally infectious. Spreading kindness and showing respect are easy ways to be the change we want to see in our shared world.