It is a fundamental & spiritual safeguard and protection to understand that people we come across and interact with that make us uncomfortable or make us feel like we have a problem are most likely projecting an insecurity of their own or something that is repressed on their subconscious, hence why they resort to projecting it and unknowingly externalizing their own problems and inner battles. They might do this so that they feel like they are not the only one with the problem. There are also people who thrive off of and gain energy from bringing someone down and making them feel bad (think of them as “emotional vampires”). This is a common characteristic of the modern day citizen of the Western world. You can always know a tree by the fruit it bears (Matthew 7:16). At the end of the day, we ultimately make the decision whether to permit such a being to have the privilege of being a part of our life.
- Bret Iddings