“Welcome to the Karma Cafe….” I totally get where Sally’s coming from here, and it’s true that dwelling on some bad things done to you means that a little part of you is owned by that bad guy. Sally, however, has turned out just perfectly – regardless of those past hurts.
I am not headed for sainthood – the path that I have travelled has had a number of twists and turns and those that decide these things in their ivory towers would have more than the odd ‘tut tut’.
I have not committed heinous crimes. But I am guilty like most of us of minor transgressions that still had the power to hurt people even if it was unintentional. Especially when we are young and the empathy gene has not been fully activated.
Recently I was informed from a mutual friend that a particular nemesis of mine had fallen rather spectacularly from a very lofty position to one where a great deal of grovelling was going to be required. Smug satisfaction set in – he had got what he deserved! We all do it and we pat ourselves on the back with a ‘well done’ as if we had some…
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