There are a lot of really good people in this world, and there also some people who choose to be really horrible. To all you good people out there I want to say, “NEVER LET ANY PERSON WHO IS CHOOSING TO BE HORRIBLE GET YOU DOWN!”
Sorry to yell with my all caps there, but yelling it out is exactly what I would do if I was talking to you in person because I so passionately believe that no good person should ever allow themselves to take to heart the nasty words or hurtful actions of a person who is acting horribly. Because quite frankly a person who acts horribly is being a HORRIBLE PERSON! But guess what?! YOU are a GOOD PERSON and being a good person is all that truly matters in life so you have nothing to be concerned about, and there is nothing for you to feel bad about! Because you are a GOOD PERSON!
Always remember that the nasty words or actions of a person acting horribly are solely a reflection of them – not you. Their horrible behavior says far more to the other good people in this world about who that person is than it does who you are and those good people out there are the only ones you should concern yourself with anyhow.
Over this past year we have seen an awful lot of people acting horribly. And unfortunately social media has become a mega platform for people to act horribly on a worldwide scale. People can easily hide behind a computer and say horrible things to and about other people and it gives them some sense of importance because they were able to get people to read it…but all they are really doing is showing us exactly who THEY are, they don’t show us anything about the person they are posting negatively about. The only thing that shows the world who the person being talked negatively about is, is the way they choose to respond to it. If the person who’s being attacked responds with the same type of horrible behavior as the person who attacked them, that is when we are shown who they are. And if the person attacked choses to respond with class and respect and kindness, well that is when we are shown who they are.
No one else can show the world who you are. Only you can. So the next time a person acting horribly says mean things or does mean things to you simply step back and remind yourself that how they are acting isn’t at all about you and it says nothing about who you are – it’s all about them and their own issues. So continue to be the GOOD person you are and know that the other good people out there see you for the good person you are….so never ever let a horrible person get you down!
~Amy Rees Anderson