There is too much pain in this life - we don't need to inflict it on each other.
There are too many that don't "get" that, and yet too many more who inflict pain on others and don't seem to care - yet if they've earned retribution from someone, they have the audacity to complain. Wake up, people - it's a two-way street. If you keep mistreating others for countless hollow victories, sooner or later it is going to come back and rain down all over you. Everything comes at a price. That price can be good or bad for you; either way, it's your choice.
This week was one of many lessons for me, mainly lessons about other people and what really motivates them, as well as how stupid people can be, when they are angry about something they don't have all the information on.
I sometimes wonder why people "watch" what I write, and what I do. Why is it such a satisfying spectator sport? Why do you wait for me to do something you may not approve of? So you have an excuse to attack me, unprovoked? I am as allowed my opinion as you are, even if it's not a popular one. You have the choice to read it and become incensed, or move on and decide not to read any more. I don't put it out there to piss you off, no matter what you might think. In some cases, I sort of hope it jars you so that you think about what you do to other people, but I don't expect that result.
Yes, if you have terrible skeletons in your closet, it is likely they will come to light if you associate with me. If your slate is clean, you have nothing to worry about. I didn't ask to be a "mirror" but I recognize that I am just that - a mirror to other people. I accepted long ago that I will never be the "popular person" that many desire to be, and I'm alright with that. I have been a catalyst for change, and also for drama, simply by existing. When you deal with a person like me, you're given a choice - own your "skeletons", make amends, learn - or have them shown to others and have to deal with the consequences. Yes, you can blame me, but will it really do you any good? Chances are no, it will not do you any good. You can continue to limp through life and let those things hamper you, or you can finally deal with them, learn from them, and move on, happier than you were, before.
I cannot change this effect that I have on other people. I am not going to muzzle myself, either. If you can't handle that, then go find someone else to hang out with. I own who and what I am, and what I have to say.
My middle name is Justice, and it will happen, one way or another, to those who are associated with me. In most cases, it's justice they need in their own lives, of a good nature. In some cases, it's an exposure of that which people don't wish to face.
Either way, it's up to you to handle it, not to blame or attack me for it.