As humans, we try to define the world around us through symbols, explanations, and definitions. Thinking about and discussing reality, at least the subjective and personal reality, takes up a major portion of our lives as we move along the path from birth to death. The environment (people included) we interact with supplies the paint and colors that the individual path before us is created with. While this journey is very personal, there are still themes that overshadow it. This is why it is important to understand what we project into the world.
Almost all cultures and religions have some form of the Golden Rule or Karma. Whatever the name though, the idea that what we create in the world is what will follow us through our ages is a central point. This is because not only will people react to us as we react to them but also because the personal path we follow through life will move us away from choices and towards others dependent upon the step we have taken before. It is possible to change this direction, but beginning with ideas and colors such as tolerance, love, respect, and integrity sets the tone for a journey where these aspects will enter our life.