I was talking to my cousin the other day and she said “I know that offenses are not given, they’re taken…”
That reminded me of something I thought about recently.
I could be called stupid, mean, selfish and many other things that would never bother me. Because I know I’m smart, nice and very selfless.
But if someone mentions something about my height, weight or skin flaws it might sting a little bit.
It doesn’t matter how much truth there is to any of the comments. The ones that will sting will only bother me because it’s already a place of insecurity so someone’s words would only reinforce what I already believe about myself.
When you find yourself offended check yourself before you check them because more than likely you’ve been saying the same things to you.