I was flipping through radio stations this morning and Glenn Beck was on PBS. That was an interesting enough of a pairing that stayed and listened. The interview made a comment that was powerful enough that I wanted to share it with you. “Anger is what fear and pain look like in public.” It felt like she was quoting someone else but I couldn’t find who may have said it first. Please share if anyone knows who may have said it first.
When someone is angry, when someone is resisting, when someone is offensive is it that they are afraid? It is because they are in pain? Could the situation be putting them in a place where all they know to do is to be angry and defensive? If you are able to understand the source of their pain and fear, you may be able to work around it. I’m not saying that you should try to be their councilor but work to find a way around their pain and fear.
Are you acting out of pain or fear and hurting those around you? Are you treating those around you with the love and respect they deserve?