I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
~ James M. Barrie
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People are like eggs. Fragile on the outside. Gooey and slimy on the inside. And we have to be careful with people. The can be damaged if you let them down too harshly or too suddenly or too often. They can travel in dozens. They might look like they hold up just fine in hot water, but after going through that, they are forever changed.
And there are all different types of people with different sensitivites - different levels of pressure they can take before they crack.
As an example, if you have a friend who hates vegans and makes fun of them, there are a couple of considerations. Your friend might have his own issues that he is targeting vegans, AND vegans can be hurt by what your friend says. You can be a part of the solution or a part of the problem. If you try, you can deescalate the situation. If you don't or if you join in the mockery, you can make it worse.
Basically, never egg on a person who hates vegans.