Alright my little feathers, I was speaking to a friend today who was excited about what I was going to write this weekend and when I brought up this issue that another friend was having, it seemed like my post may result to some negativity.
Now I don’t want to get all negative because this is supposed to be a calm space, not a tell all get mad about everything space (although it would be fun to do to get some anger out once and a while). But I have been pondering….. why are people so mean?
I don’t mean MEAN like steal the last sour green skittle from the package mean, and I admit that is quite mean, I’m talking about the hurt your feelings, rip your heart out, cry and possible puke mean. The MEAN that smacks you in the face out of absolutely nowhere when you think you are doing something nice, or the MEAN that makes you second guess all of humankind because you can no longer trust anyone to be a legitimate loyal and honest person.
WE ARE ALL HUMANS! We all have feelings and I get that people have bad days and that everyone is going through something whether it be a bad breakup, a death, a job loss, a tooth loss, or even the feeling of waking up excited to have your fav cereal to find out there is no milk left. BUT WHY must we as humans with these all so similar feelings treat each other like the next person beside us doesn’t feel?
MEAN comes in many forms, most commonly actions and words (and do not dare sing the “sticks and stones” song because words DO hurt). In love for example, showing someone you love them through actions can be more powerful than expressing through words (some may disagree), however I find you can tell a lot about a person by the way they act. Just like every single girl has been personally victimized by Regina George in Mean Girls, we have all been victimized by others whether it be our family, people at school, work, or even at a coffee shop. However most of us learn from those MEANMISTAKES, or we don’t— depending on what kind of person you are. I guess my point is that we all feel similar feelings and express our feelings in many different ways, but WHY must some continue to be MEAN?
Why can’t everyone be kind to one another or take a boxing class when they feel like they need to let out some steam. Why can’t people just be trust worthy or even honest regardless of the situation? I’m laughing because I believe I’m starting to sound like that scene in Mean Girls where I can “bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles,” and just make everyone happy.
My question to those who are reading and please do share, is what causes someone to hurt someone? Where did we go wrong in thinking that hurting and being mean to people was right?
Be kind to one another. Laugh, smile and eat some more rainbow cake 😉