Day 27 of 30 Days of Amazing
Keep in Mind That Hurt People Will Hurt People
When we are sharing our dreams or simply venting about something we are dealing with, be aware of who you are talking to. Sometimes we think that the person we are sharing our happy moment with will be just as happy. We may also think to look for healthy advice from these same individuals, but if they are scorn, hurt, and bitter within themselves, they may give you a response that could turn your safe zone into a battlefield.
Joel Osteen once stated the following, “Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily.”
I totally agree with Joel because any negative emotion can have us doing something that we will regret later. Stooping down to someone’s level just to make a point doesn’t make us the bigger person. It is wasted energy on individuals who don’t even take the time to invest their own energy to solving their personal problems. So keep in mind that hurt people will hurt people, and it’s best to be a healer.