Understanding the reasoning

Perhaps we need to come to understand the reasoning behind other people’s actions, to understand why others choose to behave in the way they do.

Although others aren’t off the hook and it’s wrong when they choose not to consciously concern themselves, they do wrong and still choose not to understand what they do. No one should be on the receiving end of other people’s bad behaviour.

For whatever reason, it’s not okay when people could make a difference and simply choose not to work on their own stuff, to help other people. That’s not acceptable. We’re not infallible. We make mistakes, we are capable of being wrong.

It also depends on what’s been ignored. Some things aren’t easily forgiven. For those of us on the receiving end of what has been ignored, it’s important we come to understand, so that what has happened doesn’t consume our every waking thought.

It doesn’t make what’s been done right, or get others off the hook, but it does stop us from consuming the other person’s negativity, because that can make us ill.


20 Aug, 2017

4 thoughts on “Understanding the reasoning

  1. I can see that it helps to understand the reason why people behave the way that they do. It doesn’t take away the consequences of their actions or their responsibility for them.

    1. Thanks, No it doesn’t and neither should it. But for us it’s just important we get to understand others’ reasoning.

      Although it doesn’t change our life, it does help us see our lives differently.

  2. Each person carries one large bandage to camouflage their issues. That implies burdens that are way too much for me to handle with reason.

    So to make things uncomplicated, I’ll just step aside until folks understand how negative energy affects other people.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, I absolutely agree. I couldn’t write for the Diary with a negative slant on my life, but your last paragraph holds a lot of truth. I think it right we step aside, to avoid coming embroiled in other people’s negativity, which then becomes our own.

      Like you, I’ve also spent a lifetime ‘stepping aside’ from other people’s negativity. Stepping aside as you right say, is the way to go, but not easily achieved, particularly when it comes to family.

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