Well said, JLN. "We" matter, and so does everyone else! We make our life as productive and satisfying as possible. We "try" to be good to our fellow man, and try to treat all with respect and dignity.
That's easier said than done.
I'm a reactive sort of person who has no patience for stupid.
Otherwise, I try my best to treat people well - not only family and friends.
We all have some strong points and some weak points, and understand we're not going to agree with everybody on everything. That's called "being human."
In my books, anywhose....