Abusers, Bullies, Narcissists, whichever label you choose, we are learning more about them each day and the way in which they affect society. They are individuals who ridicule and demean, amongst other things, those who do not see the world exactly as they do. They treat those that do not walk the line the way in which they see fit as lesser individuals than themselves. They tell those with beliefs and opinions that do not align with their own that “this is the way it is and if you do not see it my way then ____________”. You fill in the blank.
Please understand, should you encounter an individual with this type of attitude and displaying a form of superiority, it is best to just walk away. The words they speak, the thoughts they share are not worth entertaining.
Human beings respect one another and display kindness and compassion regardless of whether they share the same opinions, ideas, or beliefs. Do not allow the toxicity that slips from the lips of these individuals to infect your heart, mind, and soul. I know that is a hard thing to do, especially when you have a gentle heart, but rest assured, it is in the best interest of everyone to turn away from such things.
Those who speak to others in an abusive manner have lost the right to be heard. So, when you encounter those without kindness, compassion and/or empathy, it is your choice whether to allow them to “pass through” the boundaries you set.
You are valuable. Your thoughts, words and beliefs have purpose and are important. No one has the right to tell you who you are and what you should believe or support. Don’t ever forget that!
Imagine the world if we stopped showing attention to those who cannot engage in a human way?
“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!“