New Century Version (NCV)
8 The Lord has told you, human, what is good;
he has told you what he wants from you:
to do what is right to other people,
love being kind to others,
and live humbly, obeying your God.
This pretty much wraps it all up in one sentence how we should live. It's not always easy to set aside one's own feelings or opinion and follow these instructions. I struggle with it along with everyone else, sometimes. Most of the time.
To do what is right to other people? How about treating them how we like to be treated? When we start putting our feelings first, regardless of the affect it may have on someone, we are already off track and not doing God's will.
To love being kind or having mercy on others? So, basically, not only should we put others first, we have to love doing it! Since to our human nature, this doesn't make a lot of sense, my guess is there is a spiritual reward involved here.
Live humbly with God? We are nothing. Our thoughts are nothing. Our opinions are nothing. Our feelings are useless! If we are not surrendering them all to God and letting Him help us with doing right and loving mercy, then it is for nothing.
In my somewhat short life, I have noticed that many, many people have issues and problems that would be half solved if they would just quit pointing the finger at someone else and start looking in the mirror for the source of the problem. What is amazing to me is that there are some who continue to point the finger...and then act like God is showing them the problem! However...this attitude is contradictory with scripture. We will never find the answer to our problems and issues by blaming someone else. We need to look in the mirror of God's Word and recognize the true source of our problems, follow His instructions and then we can find true peace.