Thursday, June 23, 2011
It seems that these days, people are more openly hurtful in what they say and do. Is it lack of morals, lack of discipline or just plain stupidity on their part? Do people have such low self-esteem that they feel it so necessary to continually and blatantly hurt people with their comments to make themselves feel superior? Is this what the world has come to? It is as if noone's feeling matter but their own.
As I am getting older, I have learned (yes, the hard way) that it just isn't worth my energy to respond to these inconsiderate morons. Yet, why do I continue to let it bother me "after the fact"? Someone told me that as we get older, we tend to care less and less of what people think and say about us. I somehow have not found this to be a true statement. I think that we care just as much but, that we have some how either become too lazy to exert the energy to respond or that we have slowly but, surely matured into knowing that they are just simpletons needing to make themselves look better thus, ignoring the situation rather than igniting it with more hurtful comments.
Afterwards, it is an inward battle of wanting to prove the imbecile wrong or to "be the bigger person" and "let it go". Why DO we care? Why do we let them slowly yet methodically get under our skin? Is it true that we are maturing and not wanting to put ourselves on their level?
After all of these years, people still use words to do more damage than any guns, bombs or wars could ever succeed in. The Bible even says that the tongue is sharper than any two edged sword! Have the minds of some people never matured beyond elementary school where "name calling" was the "in thing" to do? Where bullying is something to be proud of? Have there not been enough suicides, murders, and violence in the world yet? Must we, as a "modern, educated" people not learned anything since elementary school? With all of the laws that we have, too bad there isn't one prohibiting the "putting down of others"!