Lately I've been around somebody that keeps lashing out at others verbally in an uncouth derogatory way, which is very unsettling. The thing is it's only unsettling to the listener if they allow it to be, which is something I've been sucked into, like so many others who have come into contact with this, somebody.
But after analyzing this somebody's situation at hand, I'm learning to no longer be this somebody's bait, for I've come to realize that this somebody gets their strength . . . so they think . . . by feeding off of others by trying to belittle them making this somebody feel stronger. Therefore, I've learned to have compassion for this somebody, because it's obvious, this somebody's hurting inside, which may very well be the cause for this somebody to be lashing out the way this somebody is.
Even though my heart goes out to this somebody, this doesn't necessarily mean I'm always going to be feeding their pain by outwardly showing this somebody the recognition their looking for, seeing I believe this might only intensify the false pride they're in, but even so, my heart will always be there for this somebody.