How others treat you reveal who they are as individuals. How you treat others reveals who you are as an individual.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Avoid viewing others as a “project you can fix.” Generally, that is a dead-end road. They get mad because you are trying to fix them, and you get frustrated because they aren’t getting fixed.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Human beings tend to return to environments in which they feel comfortable and perceive to be nurturing, validating, and accepting.
—Arlene R. Taylor

People generally know themselves better than you do. Listen to what they tell you. Believe them. Positive change requires awareness, choice, and building skills—on their part. It is unhelpful to keep expecting them to be something other than they choose to be. 
—Arlene R. Taylor

Sadness (a core emotion) is a signal that you have experienced some type of loss, tangible or intangible. It provides energy to grieve losses, heal past woundedness, and recover (feel better). Without sadness you may fail to recover from your losses and/or grieve successfully. Sadness may or may not trigger tears. Unmanaged sadness can suppress immune system function, may decrease levels of serotonin, and can lead to depression and/or immobility or even apathy. 
—Arlene R. Taylor

Select your close friends carefully. Studies show that within about three years you are at risk of picking up the habits of the four or five people who you hang out with—negative or positive.
—Arlene R. Taylor