There are popular quotes that travel social media world
‘I am thankful to those who harmed me, for teaching me how not to be/making me stronger’..
Or statements to that effect. There are a few different ones. Basically all ‘thanking abusers’.
I see these rationalising posts all the time.
I am so far past these lies people feed others, or feed themselves.
No, I am not thankful to my abusers, because that is thanking evil.
No, I am not thankful they taught me how ‘not to be’ by having to endure/witness/learn their abusive ways and wanting to be different. I would much rather I had been taught how to be, by good role models, and been taught goodness via empathy and compassion. Continue reading