Have you ever left hanging out with someone and thought to yourself, "I wonder what they say about me when I am not around?" You have this thought because you have just sat and listened to them bash on someone else. Have you ever butt dialed someone while talking bad about them or sent a text to the wrong person? Have you ever been the victim of a butt dial or a wrong text? We all have been in these positions...
Why do we talk crap on others?
What are we trying to accomplish by doing it?
Does it make us feel better about ourselves?
WHY WHY WHY do we do it?
I have spent a lot of time thinking about this lately. I decided that most of the time it is our own insecurities coming out. We hate on others to make ourselves feel better about ourselves. (Even though it really does the exact opposite). The hating most likely is a reflection of what is going on inside of us, the things we don't like about ourselves. We all have been targets of this and know how awful it makes us feel when we hear things that were said behind our backs. We all have also been on the other side... Talking crap about others. Jared and I talked about this on our date night this weekend. We discussed how we don't want to surround ourselves with people who spend their energy talking bad about others for any reason. We want to be around people who make us want to be better and inspire us rather than take the time to bash on others. We also want to be those people so... We are challenging ourselves to not say anything about anyone that we wouldn't say to their face. (I know we all say we will do this but seriously, we are doing it for real).
I want to challenge you.... For one week, don't say ANYTHING about anyone you wouldn't want them to hear, even to your safe person. We all have that safe person who you can say anything to. We all need to vent and discuss things but there is a healthy way to go about it.
I believe so strongly in energy and I know that when we take the energy to hate on anyone for any reason we are only hurting ourselves. Lets try harder to be better! Lets all lock it up and just...