Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Life Lesson #7: Kill them with Kindness

Life Lesson #7:  Kill them with Kindness

You may be wondering who "them" is.  Well, "them" encompasses a variety of people.  It may be the snobby girl who has always had to one up you since the seventh grade.  It may be the teacher who seems to dislike you, even though you have not done anything wrong.  It may be a group of boys who will not stop bullying you, even though you are nothing but nice to them.  It may even be your best friend, who suddenly decides to turn his or her back on you.

Like many people, you may want revenge.  That is perfectly understandable, but it's about the worst thing you can do for yourself.  Karma will bite you in the butt faster than any ferocious animal.  I have never really been the type of person who has tried to get revenge on someone, but there have been times when I have definitely wanted to.

The thing is, when somebody is bothering you, you want to be the bigger person.  It may not always be easy, but in the long run you will feel very proud that you stuck it out.  I pride myself in not being a quitter, so don't just give up on yourself.

Maybe they will learn from your kindness, and maybe they won't.  I'm not going to lie to you.  Just because you are nice to people, does not mean they will all of a sudden see the light and change their ways.  However, there is a fraction of a chance they will.  You never know how people will respond.  Even if the change is not immediate, they may remember in years to come that you were nice to them.  They may feel undeserving, but they will remember it nevertheless. 

Think about that before you say something rude, and try to say something nice instead. 

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Rosella Eleanor LaFevre said...

Totally true! I find that even when I'm really pissed off at someone, if I say something nasty, I'll harp about it later and end up hating myself more. I like your blog!

-Rosella Eleanor

Jessi Haish said...

I could def learn something from this!!