July 17, 2013
The first reflex of course is be bitter. It's the bravest reaction, some might think, to a perceived betrayal. Unrequited love, rejection, lies. Whatever it is, the first, most comfortable place to be in is bitterness. It makes you feel strong and superior. Superior to whom? The easiest things are those we make ourselves believe are the hardest: Forgiveness, compassion, understanding, not taking it personally, moving on. Because we go out of our way to make ourselves miserable, when it is so much easier to shrug it off and just smile. I sound like an expert, so maybe I am.