We get mean when we feel scared. It’s pretty simple yet we forget this all the time. The difference in someone when they are falling in love with someone and how they behave in the world, and someone who is undergoing a traumatic breakup is profoundly different. When we are feeling great, we are usually positive. When we feel awful, we are gripped by negativity.
If we can keep this in mind when someone else is being mean, or cruel and still extend to them empathy, we are walking the right path.
Sent with love,