I’m a big believer in the idea that “hurt people, hurt people”, and I also believe in reacting to those hurt people with compassion instead of vilifying them… HOWEVER – what do you do when one of those “hurt people” starts taking advantage of your compassion?
I lost my cool at someone recently because I’ve given them nothing but compassion even after they’ve hurt me badly multiple times. But I’m only human, I can only take so much before I’ve had enough. I feel bad about getting angry at this person because I feel like it’s perpetuating the cycle of hatred/anger that they’re trapped in.
I want to transcend that cycle with compassion, and by seeing past the hurt that people project onto us. But at the same time, shouldn’t I honor my truth when I’m unhappy with how someone has treated me?