Quick Note on How We Love to Hate Each Other
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I just had a "moment" in the work bathroom. No, not THAT kind of moment - get your mind out of the gutter!
I was doing my thing and I heard two women come in. My company has a French Canadian division, so there are a handful of people here who speak French. I am new and I generally don't usually go around telling everyone I took 12 years of French in school. So these women come in, speaking french, TOTALLY trash talking a third woman (not present) up and down. I mean - commenting on hair, style, the whole nine yards. I'm sure they didn't know I could understand them, but I was BAFFLED by how MEAN they could be about someone else!
Why is it SO DAMN EASY for us to be this way? I know I judge pretty much everyone, and I try to keep those thoughts to myself, but how can we love and be nice to ourselves when we so flippantly criticize others? No wonder the meanest voice I hear is my own - I'm not producing any positive energy and no one else is either! Maybe it is some fall back from our caveman days of having to size people up to protect ourselves and to keep our society going, but WHY are we SO MEAN?!
Not only to ourselves, but to others... hmmmm? Even just in your head?
We seem to love to hate, and we don't build each other up - like - at all. Well, minus a few wonder exceptions on Sparkfriends of course!
Just food for thought today. It definitely made me think twice about trashing myself when looking in the mirror!