Sometimes I wonder why people do the things they do... Do they set out to hurt others, or are they so self centered that it doesn't even occur to them that they are being nasty and hurtful? I don't have the answers to that, but I do wonder why I have relationships with people who act in ways that can only be construed as hurtful. There are a few sayings that I was taught as a child that I still try to live by.
- Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
- If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.