Angry people hurt people. It takes strength and courage from us to take a step back and remind ourselves that being angry, or hurt because we are hurt, doesn’t mean we have to hurt others.
Whether we’re on the receiving end, or we’re handing out the hurt, all our reactions stem from past experiences that lead us to certain assumptions we believe are true. We must remind ourselves that other people’s reactions towards us, are not about us. They are about what they have had to deal with in their past and what they continue to deal with in their present.
It’s something we must all work to change, there is no excuse. It’s wrong to lash out just because we can, and because we’re hurting. Inflicting hurt on others achieves nothing, and two wrongs don’t make a right. Just more hurt inflicted on those we love who have nothing to do with our hurt.
Unleashing our anger on to others only causes us more pain: where we project and take our anger out on others, those projections will make their way back to us. We cannot put hurt out there and not expect a dose of hurt back.
Other people’s malicious projections on us are an attack on themselves. Being angry doesn’t give us the right to hurt people.