I've heard two different stories that were relayed to me this week and in both instances I wondered how anyone could be so cruel. I won't go into details because they were about people that were just so mean, thoughtless and hurtful that I won't dignify their behavior by repeating the story. But I will say this, there are some really mean people walking this earth.
We all have the mean gene and are capable of extreme cruelty. I get this. But just because we can, does it mean we have to? Children can be mean, sometimes they just don't know any better, sometimes they do. But adults have no excuse, so don't even try to justify it because you can't. I am by no means a saint, trust me. However, I do know this about myself. I would never ever go out of my way to make someone feel bad about themselves.
I guess for the most part I go through life with blinders on, I forget about the cruelty of the world or maybe I just choose to ignore it. Then there are times that I can't ignore it and I wonder how people can treat other people with such carelessness. I remember this email forward that I got a long time ago. It's a true story about a boy named Shaya. Please read it. It was a story that really touched me, if you can read this without tearing up you're a stronger person than I am. We could all learn a lesson from these kids.