Each of us has experienced having our feelings hurt, whether it was unintentionally through another’s careless words and actions, or from someone who hurt us on purpose in order to see us suffer.
It’s hard to not take it personally when you feel mistreated and overlooked. It’s not fun to feel left out, ostracized, or insulted, no matter how old you are.
Not only does it hurt, it can cause you to doubt yourself, and to feel insecure about who you are.
If you’ve ever been excluded by your peers, family, schoolmates, workmates, or the society you come from, it can feel very personal. It’s difficult to understand what you did (or didn’t do) that made those around you ostracize you, leave you out, or just plain treat you meanly. Especially when you were a small child, this may have made no sense to you at all.Read More