Few take themselves or their actions that seriously in life and rarely think it through before they speak or act. I believe this is because most humans are very impulsive by nature, some more than others.
When someone commits suicide, most of the time friends and family say “where did that come from?”
Are you serious? Look around. Admit that you live selfish lives and that you would rather ignore than take on another person’s problem to add to your own. I’m guilty of this myself.
Have you ever said hello to that neighbor? The one that never makes eye contact because she was severely abused in her formative years and the rest of the world piled it right on due to her lack of self-esteem?
Those expecting to be rejected or used will tend to stay by themselves. Wouldn’t you?
What about your hard to get along with co-worker whose wife just left him? He’s a real piece of work but it’s God’s work, lest we forget. Sometimes people go through way more than you can imagine and even when they try to break down the door that separates them from others, there may still be a chip of it left on their shoulder.
People need to remember that caring or love comes from within. This is obvious from the instruction from Christ. Love others as you love yourself. I believe that most really don’t know how to love themselves. They feel guilty or are confused about the difference between loving yourself and being selfish and they are different.
The fact that Jesus told his disciples that when the world hated them to remember that it hated Him first lets you know that you are in good company when you are feeling unloved. It’s not easy, but try looking at it realistically. If you are awesome in any way, there are going to be folks that will not like you because they are envious. Many want to be the ones that are in charge or in control of situations. Some demand to be the center of attention in all things. If you are knowledgeable on the job, you could irritate some and make others fear for their positions which will not make you popular. A confident, well-balanced person will love you, but don’t let other’s bad opinion of themselves make you feel bad about yourself.
We only have one chance to do the right thing in life and we only have one life. Only you can decide if you want to be someone’s hero or their undoing. I have always been amazed that so many think so little of where their spirit will go after they leave this earth. There might actually be a heaven or a hell. Just because you believe or don’t believe does not change reality.