In kindergarten or elementary school, when we were “mad” at someone we wouldn’t share our crayons with them or play with them at recess and typically forgot about the next day.
In middle school, when we were “mad” at someone, we sat in clicks and laughed while pointing fingers talking bad about them at lunch and remembered it every day.
In high school, when we were “mad” at someone we put them down and “ignored” them till the point where it became a daily routine, and typically, I would say, by senior year we’d forgotten why we were always mean to them in the first place.
In college, when we were “mad” at someone we called them names to their face sometimes started outrageous fights in public and private, and then became forever mortal enemies.
After college throughout adult hood I’d mostly say, when we were “mad” at someone, we hated them, period and then deleted them off our friends list on facebook, and bashed them “without mentioning names” online.
I’m seeing this as being the cycle that life is going through when people “get mad”. It’s like we can no longer say we were just mad at them, but rather, “Oh I de-friended them”. (Because that’ll show em!) Not that I know from experience, but I think I can safely say that when we’re senior citizens, we won’t be able to think of reasons to be mad at people, and everyone will be blessing, no matter the terms.
words of thought.