Consideration

Consideration

What is Consideration?

Definition:

Thoughtful concern for others, high regard, esteem (www.dictionary.com)

Cultural Perspective
To preserve the harmony of the group, the Japanese go to great lengths to avoid causing one another embarrassment or shame; therefore, shame is an obvious sign of the group’s disapproval and a powerful deterrent to deviant behavior. (Gannon, M. J. (2001). Working across cultures: Applications and exercises. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publication, Inc. p. 126)

Quotes about consideration

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.“ - Mother Teresa (1910-97), Albanian-born Indian nun, founded Missionaries of Charity, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Theresa
  • Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in feeling creates love. ~ Lao Tzu
  • If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. ~ Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

Reflective questions about consideration

  • When was the last time you showed consideration to a friend or family member?
  • When someone shows you kindness, how do you feel inside?
  • Can you think of a situation that a very small act of consideration made a huge difference?