I was considering writing a long rant about how some people really can find bad intentions in every single sentence. Some people are really blinded by negativity and believe in the conspiracy that everyone is against them.
Today, a well-meant remark of mine – on a subject I deeply care about – was somehow bent by a person to make me feel like an ass. The why of it all, I’m still not sure about. My basic instinct in such instances is to try and explain myself. However, some people just don’t want to change their minds. Evidently, their perceived version of your words is the ultimate truth (what do I know about my own intentions anyway?!) and they can and will not be convinced otherwise. The words have been said, it’s set in stone, it cannot be changed. And of course, as the person who uttered the words – the perpetrator – you are the devil.
I have learned over the years to limit engagement in such instances. It is a waste of energy and time. Nevertheless, my unintentional new enemy succeeded. I feel like an ass.
This short bit of writing will hopefully be enough to get it off my mind.
No more time to focus on other people’s negativity. Just a short rant today.
Tonight’s movie night.