I understand there is some fear and ignorance, surrounding the Muslim asylum seekers coming into Australia. I get not being educated and Australia being an openly racist country (not everyone) – means racism is often demonstrated.
I can tolerate some of this, even though I really dislike it. But, it is the motivation behind these views, I am interested in. If it’s purely fear and ignorance, I can tolerate this to an extent.
When people are malicious and mocking to people in a racist way, that is where I totally draw the line of where people have gone too far.
That is boundary that has been crossed, for the standards I expect of people.
I don’t wish to have mean, bitchy, malicious people in my life. And I feel completely okay with this. This kind of behaviour is a big red flag to me. It’s immature, harmful behaviour that hurts people. And I’m not okay with that, and I won’t be enabling it. It’s a complete lack of empathy, or considering the feelings of others. And a sense of entitlement to mock others and no conscience about it. That’s narcissism. And I will always spot narcissistic attitudes.
Racism is abuse, whether people want to believe that or not. It’s wrong.
I spoke about this yesterday in counselling, and this was confirmed as a healthy boundary. And one that is okay to set.
I am consistently doing better with my boundaries – to have a healthy life, and keeping toxicity out.
Developing healthy boundaries, is something I talk about a lot and I know how vital they are, to keep toxicity out, and these boundaries have to be set by ourselves. Continue reading