The reason why people lash out.

ImageThose who are hurting often strike out and hurt others (especially those whom they love the most), simply because they are in so much pain themselves.

-BYU Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (and my former Stake President) Robert Todd.

Omgosh so true!

If someone is angry or bitter or frustrating or acting like a punk, the root reason is almost always because he/she is hurting, often badly.

Who in YOUR life (past or present) does this idea hold true for? How can you be understanding to this person’s needs and true feelings?

Here is the context of this quote. It’s from a BYU devotional 6 years ago. I was in attendance!  The years sure fly by 🙂 

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Those who are hurting often strike out and hurt others, simply because they are in so much pain themselves….

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