I used to think that no one really liked conflict or actively worked to create it except for maybe Putin. I now know that I was wrong. There are people who do actually enjoy conflict and relish the opportunity to create division, to be hostile, to seek a “win” at all costs. I’m not that person. I am transparent, but intense, always seeking clarity.
The past two years have been incredibly difficult for almost everyone. I know I’m not special in my experience of severe loss and struggle. I’ve tried my best to put on a brave face, to be positive, to focus on doing good, but I get sidelined and distracted very easily by intentional or perceived slights, aggressions, and questionable actions. I’m easily hurt, sometimes quite paranoid, always constantly ruminating. I like to think I make my case clear. My needs, my wants, my desires. Kindness. Gratitude. Empathy. Support. I live the golden rule every single day even if it feels like I'm alone.
I ask that anyone who reads this, please check in on your friends, your loved ones, even strangers. Be the light.
ALWAYS BE HONEST BE KIND BE FRIENDLY JUST HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED