I was watching a lame movie today and in it, one of the characters said, “I’m a man, and men don’t hurt the people they love.” If you take it a step further, I’d say I’m an adult and adults don’t hurt the people the love. But they do, all the time. Most of the time, it’s not on purpose, but some times it is. And it got me thinking why people do that. Why do they say or do things that they know are going to hurt someone they care about
It can be romantic relationship wise, sibling wise, or friend wise. It doesn’t matter what the relationship is, what matters is that it happened. I know I’ve done it, and I usually immediately regret it. But I’ve known some people who have said incredibly hurtful things to people and have never regretted it. Your actions speak volumes as well, and if you don’t walk your talk, what you say doesn’t matter. Think before you speak and think before you act.
I’m going to try to be a better person and think before I speak and before I act. More importantly I’m going to work to not hurt the people that I love, and to just be a better person all around.
Cross-posted at Think Positive 30