As I heard recently in a movie:
“When someone is shooting at you, you know their intentions.”
Sounds simple right?
But often the person throwing shots your way may be couching their real intentions and telling you:
“Ah, it’s nothing.”
Some may try and rip you off, and tell you:
“It’s just business!”
Others punching you like a punching bag tell you:
“You need to get a thicker skin!”
People f*cking with your head ask you:
“Aren’t you being a little paranoid?”
Yet others blame the victim calling you out for any sign of weakness”
“Why are you so pathetic? Crybaby!”
The truth of the matter is when people shoot you, take potshots at you, or otherwise physically, verbally, and emotionally abuse you, there is usually some evil sleight of hand and tongue at play.
People that are good people–don’t abuse you!
There is no guise or beguiling when people are being truthful and when they truly care about other people.
When they shoot at you, yes you know their intentions.
Stop pretending they didn’t mean it. Stop accepting empty promises that they won’t do it again. Stop listening to hollow refrains of sorry.
People can be selfish and evil beasts that rip others apart because they will benefit from it or simply because they can or want to.
– Pain and suffering of other human beings is what they relish and feed on like blood is to a vampire.
Good people–do good to others.
– They want to give to others and see others flourish–they know G-d and understand the real purpose of life.
When they shoot you, you know their intentions.
Sure you can shoot back and sometimes you have no choice, but the best way to win is to be that good person. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)