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'I Live in Anger Due to the Lack of Justice'
Speaking out against mistreatment brings more victimization and pain
Anger is not a surprising reaction when people experience an absence of justice or perceive — real or imagined — that it’s missing. The disinterest or rejection to calls for help and a correcting of the wrong becomes additional punishment if someone has been factually mistreated or abused and thus, immorally and-or illegally harmed.
When help is nowhere to be found, intense emotions, beliefs, feelings and damaging psychology can become a never-ending storm and obsession that largely prevents a person from feeling any sort of reasonable peace.
It can manifest itself as a form of torture.
This can then become even more overwhelming when a person or group of people are not only not believed but when they also are mocked, shamed and retaliated against for daring to shine a light of the transgressions committed.
Where empathy and better yet, compassion are being asked for or pleaded for and are needed, we would do well, do better and be better, to consider that maybe, possibly, the truth is being told and it would be morally responsible to take a closer look at a situation.
And if objective signs of evidence are present and we reject any confirmation bias we might be feeling, decide to support those in need with the emotional, psychological and maybe legal assistance that we have the very real ability to offer.
Michael Toebe writes “Reputation Notes” and is the founder and specialist at Reputation Quality, a practice that serves and assists successful people and organizations in further building reputation as an asset and responsibly, ethically protecting, restoring or reconstructing it.
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