We at Mozilla are a global community connected by a common cause. That's the logic and is straight forward right? Well, it happens in daily life and obviously it can be felt and seen over IRC as some are responded to and some aren't. We have our ups and downs in daily life but we judge each other based on our first impression all the time and based off of physical appearance. We immediately jump to conclusions and to what we feel after meeting that person and that could've been a positive or a negative experience. Now, when we are to interact with those on projects or in groups, we have second thoughts and start doubting that person's ability to work. However, if we flashback to the first impression we made, what could we have done different? Were you treating the other individual rudely? Or was the other individual treating you rudely? This creates the immediate first impression and then we start treating that person the way we were treated. And we continue to do that in daily life. However, if we change our act and treat that person with dignity and respect even though they came off as a rude and grumpy person in the first place. We never knew if that person had a bad day or if that person had some serious issues that was stuck to them and needed to be resolved. In all's end, if we treat people the way we want to be treated, we could change the world and obviously make the world a better place to live and work in. There should be no conflicts between individuals because of race, ethnicity or anything. However, there are people that don't understand the "treat people the way you want to be treated" philosophy because just recently I asked a fellow classmate of mine to help me do something as we are doing this as a class for a Christmas party that is planned for the surrounding communities and they refused. I was partially left in and charge and to lead. In the end, I asked them why they didn't do what I asked, and the response I received? "I'm not a slave". NOW, you make the call, "treat people the way you want to be treated?" or "give them a second chance?"