Compassion for people who were hurt

I’ve sometimes found myself being hurt by folks who clearly have had some trauma or really shitty experiences. I know I want to be compassionate to them and yet, I often will feel hurt or attacked and I find it really hard to be compassionate.

I feel like as a society we also do this at a wider scale. Many of the folks in my circles us are for restorative justice and rehabilitation instead of punitive justice. But it’s mostly in general sense. When it’s not an actual incident. When there is an incident, it seems many folks fail to stick to their beliefs and become vindictive.

Perhaps it’s something we should be reminding each other of when we’re in the moment.

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