We undermine, we belittle and bring other people down, because we struggle. It’s far easier to bring someone else down, than it is to bring ourselves up.
Whether we’re dealing with an issue, struggling with our past, or aren’t happy in our present, there can be no excuse for bringing other people down. The irony is that when we begin to cope better and raise our own game, we turn our attention to more positive things.
It’s usually people who live with resentment that take their anger out on others. They’re not happy so they don’t want others to be happy. The irony of course, is that when we come from a place of anger we will always choose to find fault with others.
It’s only when we come through the other end and we look back that we will see the value of those lessons. Lashing out is a way of releasing the hurt we feel. It’s often a cry for help. There will always be exceptions to that rule of course.
Unfortunately, those we’re lashing out at, are usually in the wrong place at the wrong time. That person for all intents and purposes, has just become another scapegoat.