How you view other human beings matters, not just to them, but to you. Anthony Esolen has an excellent discussion about that in the article "No Country for Young Children." I'm tempted to pull a bunch of block quotes, but it's the sort of essay that if you look at just one part, you might miss the whole. So, I think I'll just encourage you to go read the whole thing, over at Touchstone.
Just a 60-something American woman who's been writing for publication since 1979. I started out as a newspaper reporter, and branched out from there.