A post by a beautiful friend from back in New Zealand- Ann Sophie. Thankyou and keep shining
“I was studying for finals at uni today and I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on the conversation occurring between the two girls sitting next to me. It was a conversation that ruined my day. For all I knew, they could have been bitching about me, or the person that held the library door open for me, or the barista that served me my coffee before my lecture. All I know is that I would never wish those sorts of words on anyone.
Since returning home from overseas, I have become hyper-observant to this kind of thing. How when you put two people together, the conversation almost always flows to their mutual dislike of someone. How sad is that? The fact that the ability to get through your youth unscathed is directly related to the thickness of your skin.
I guess what I am trying to say is that we all need to remember the power that our words hold. Maybe if we put half the effort used to bring people down into uplifting them, the government wouldn’t need to invest so much into mental health.”
Very very true
Two years ago I married a man who I thought I was going to be with forever. Without getting into too much detail, we are now getting a divorce do to domestic violence. We had our first disagreements on this subject. If he was talking about anyone, it was to belittle them. When he had get togethers with his friends, they would sit around, drink beer and belittle the people they knew, one after the other. This was also the general practice when he got together with his 23 and 16 year old kids. I started to realize that it wouldn’t be long before they started to condescend me too, because I had heard them say dishonorable things about my mother-in-law as well. So I scrambled to try to bring their awareness around. It didn’t work. The ultimate result is as I mentioned previously! So, yes, beware of peoples attitudes towards others. Because that will be their attitude towards you. Only allow loving people closest to you, or you will be hurt, take it from me! 😇😍😘
Yes, it’ true Alicia!
Truly you are amazing…