One of my most cherished and preferred forms of work is to gather and facilitate workshops. When I am able to I open them with these workshop ways of working:
The seventh way is my favorite. The most charitable interpretation.
For me it means that no matter what someone else is saying or doing, that likely they are just doing it as a way to meet and unmet need they have. Its a way of reminding myself of empathy and to be kind to others, which in turn reminds me to be kind to myself. All of which are important practices I focus on in life.