Emotions vs Behavior

I saw this graphic scrolling through my news feed the other day, and I had to share it. I think it’s a powerful lesson that many people these days could benefit from.


An example from my personal life: people are allowed to hate me with the firey passion of a thousand suns. They are NOT allowed to stalk, harass, vandalize, slander or harm me because of their hatred. On the flip side, I am allowed to love them despite all of their crappy behaviors, but I’m not required to put up with their behaviors to β€œprove” my love, nor is any form of physical expression (letters, calls, gifts, cards etc) acceptable if they have rejected my love. Emotions just are and expressing those emotions in a healthy way is great! BEHAVIORS ARE CHOICES AND CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. Don’t want to hear/know about my enduring love for crappy people? Don’t read my personal blog full of my personal feelings and thoughts!! Just because it’s public and yes you technically CAN without legal consequences doesn’t always mean you SHOULD, especially if it causes undo emotional stress which leads to crappy behaviors and the cycle/circle continues for infinity.