"We need to become aware that our impulsive words and actions have consequences that we could never have foreseen. So if you want to be a force for good in the world, you should apply the insights you gain in the practice of mindfulness to your daily dealings with others, shielding them from your destructive tendencies and trying to lighten their lives with acts of friendship."
Armstrong, K. (2011) Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. New York, NY: Anchor Books. Page 113, Paperback.