Wise words from Meryl Streep – who said she lives by the motto “do what you can,” advised women to never “give up or give in in the face of patronizing ridicule, amused disdain or being ignored.”
Most of humanity rejects what isn’t understood.
Most of humanity believes their own thoughts must be okay, must be right, must be healthy, without seeking to question.
Most of humanity have views and opinions based upon ignorance, unresolved issues and lack of education or insight.
It takes courage to take that inner journey of growth, introspection, questioning self, being willing to be wrong, being willing to change. Few take this journey. And sadly never mature or grow.
I have indeed faced a considerable amount of patronising, mocking, anger etc…. throughout my life, starting with my own unhealthy and toxic family of origin.
Throughout the last few years I have been writing and reaching out through various social media, I have encountered many trolls, bullies, angry nasty people, covert bullies, who seek to bring good people down. I realise all the many reasons for this and how this is entirely their own issues. There is something that brings out the worst in some people, when they encounter people who are doing good. Sad, but true.
I am no longer concerned about the views and opinions of anyone who is not significant in my life.
I have been willing to be mocked and all other manner of negative and inappropriate reactions from unhealthy people, and I learned better boundaries, self care and balance, along the way. More growth and introspection, I willingly faced.
I realise the depths of my healing, when I write about this. My resilience and capacity not to personalise other peoples’ issues, has strengthened considerably.
Reflecting on the healing, within this challenging journey, is helpful.