Mean People

I saw this bumper sticker the other day and I just chuckled, because it's so true!

Some people just need a hug and never got one I guess.

On a serious note though I have always wondered WHY people are mean. Let’s be honest we’ve all had bad days and didn’t respond in the kindest of ways to others … but maybe we just didn’t say thank you, or we cut the conversation short, etc. But to just be flat mean or rude is totally uncalled for in my opinion.

I saw a seemingly nice couple the other day in the restaurant and when their food didn’t come out just like they wanted they blew up at the poor waitress and gave her the what for! I couldn’t believe it honestly! I wanted to walk over there and pour their drink on their heads, but Jana wouldn’t let me – she said, “Timmy, that would be mean” so I refrained (lol)!

So what is it that makes people feel they can talk to people or even about other people in a mean way? I am not sure! I do know that those kinds of people are sad and obviously lacking something in their little dark broken heart. Why else would you treat someone like that? Maybe they were born with 50% less brain capacity then nice people, so by being mean to those with 100% of their brains makes them feel better? Maybe it was how they were raised so they do not know any better?

I was raised in a family that encouraged kindness to all people all the time and in every situation.

Ephesians 4:23 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”

  • Here is my challenge to you when you encounter a mean person: Just be nice and feel sorry for them.

  • Here is my challenge to you if you are the mean person: Stop it! Just be nice, and life will be much happier for you!