In this life you’re going to get blindsided, hit from behind, stabbed in the back, tripped up, kicked when you’re down, lied to and lied about with the intent of harming you as much as possible. It’s going to happen and there isn’t anything you can do to avoid it or make it not happen. People have the power to do these things to each other and the intended effect of these things is to ruin the way you feel about yourself and others.
Don’t let that happen. While people have the power to create grief and misery in your life, and often they do it simply because they can, they do not have the power to control the effect it has on you.
Once again, they do not have the power to control is the effect it has on you.
Only you have that kind of power. If their slings and arrows dig into you it’s because you are allowing it to dig into you. Don’t give them the satisfaction of letting that happen by giving away that kind of power to someone whose sole intention is to hurt you.