Am I the fool or the foe?

Couch
I was not going to get on my couch anymore, especially not here on the blog, but today I will break my rule.
So tell me something?  I try my hardest with the people I know.  I really try, but ever so often, over and over again people just seem to get nasty. Now, not everyone I know is like that, but then I don’t know that many people.
What rattles my cage is when a person who I least expect to behave that way does. Usually I will blame myself, and will accept that whatever the problem is probably my fault.
So my question is this; if this same thing happens over and over again with different people throughout the years, surely it must be me, because of the repetition of the same problem…or is it that most people are just really nasty, regardless of the front they put on, and that I am a fool?

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60 thoughts on “Am I the fool or the foe?

  1. My honest opinion here is this, if someone is nasty it’s about them, not you. And, anyone that says or makes you believe differently, especially if coming from the nasty person, is probably projecting some aspect of who they are onto you. My opinion for what it’s worth.
    Love, Paulette

  2. Neither. There has to be a middle ground, where they are good enough to fool everyone (not just us) and we are willing to believe the good in others until proven otherwise.

    Sorry you are going through this ((hugs))

  3. Some people are just nasty. I try to set people straight right away if I don’t like there nasty attitude. If they don’t straighten up they are at the bottom of my friends list or not a friend at all. From what I can tell you are a kind hearted person and I pray peace, love, and happiness follows you where ever you go.
    Peace

  4. One of 2 things:
    each person is responsible for their emotions and feelings, and the actions that come of it.
    Or, when someone else is out of line, it is your responsibility to get out of their way, or be run over by them.
    If you get hurt by someone, it’s your responsibility. This is YOUR life, and EVERYTHING is about you. Choosing not to be responsible is dumping your projections onto them. Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you… to grow into the empowerment that is the gift that you are.
    My blessings to you…

  5. I know the feeling. All I know is that you will never please everyone all the time. Some people are just born nasty and well, be glad you’re not as big as fool as I am. I am the queen when it comes to that. 😉

  6. You are neither fool nor foe. You are a person who cares. I know this because I recognize certain twin traits. I think everybody I meet is good until they aren’t. And then I am
    seriously shocked and hurt. Let’s think of a new name for us trusting souls – yeah – “trusting souls.” 🙂

  7. It is not you at all- people think it is ok to show bad behavior rather than put it away and act civilly. I would call them on it the next time- perhaps it needs to be brought to their attention so they can act more appropriately towards you. That or stay away from them…they are full of negative energy!

  8. Well, we know that you’re not a fool so we’ll start there…. I think there are just those in the world that love to find fault with others and create havoc… I believe that those type of people are not happy people …. I sometimes have tended in my life to think I’m to blame if someone has a problem with me… but am learning to counter-act that thinking. And I think you need to as well… ‘It’s their problem not yours’… don’t accept it … Diane

  9. Seems like such a coincidence that you would write exactly how I have been feeling for several days due to the nastiness of someone I love (well, the love has pretty much gone now). I wish you luck – and me too! I think I am going to just have to walk away from this so-called friendship with my nasty person.

  10. Unfortunately, that is just how some people are and somehow the nasty people always find the nice people to prey on. Hope things brighten up for you soon. Have a great day!

  11. You are no fool, you should ignore those people and only be with the ones who lift you up and make you happy. the others are not worth it, when they do not bring anything good into your life.

  12. Good question there. You’d want to look into this. What triggers them to be nasty?

    You need to remember that often it’s their karma, not yours. But if you get the same response over and over – well perhaps there is something in that, a life lessons trying to make itself heard.

    Are the contexts of these incidents in any way related to each other?

  13. Never stop being who YOU are because of other people….share your goodness and light with the world. It is not always easy, but that random act of kindness could very well be the turning point that some person needs.

Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

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