Cruelty Has No Room In Your Life
Do not be offended by the cruelty of others; they know what they are doing and it is eating them alive from within. Rather, we should feel sympathy for them and pray for their well being. It is not about “eye for an eye.” We must step up to the plate and be the role models ourselves.
The problems and issues of cruel people most likely stems from their childhood; they could have gone through a rough upbringing, experience molestation, bullying or the death of a loved one. Whatever the reason, it does not justify their cruelty in adulthood and we must be mindful of everyone’s past, rather than jumping to conclusions.
People who are cruel and do not attempt to fix themselves through psychotherapy will not lead happy lives for long. They are often cruel because they are insecure about themselves and they take it out on others. But for how long can they continue this process? It either leads to depression, self-destruction or a dead end (no pun intended).
Do you know anybody who has been cruel to you? How have you handled the situation? Feel free to share your stories in The DSM Ready Movement. We are about coming together and learning from each other.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)