The Ungrateful Student
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers." ~ Khalil Gibran
I’ve been very angry lately, and, for the life of me, I cannot seem to find the right word for why. There are lots of words - betrayal, selfishness, lack of integrity, asshole - that seem to come to mind. Yet, none of them are the right word.
Someone I cared about deeply and valued mightily hurt me. And for whatever reason, that hurt is not acknowledged. As in not at all. I would compare it to having a 4x4 shoved through my gut, and the person walks up to me and talks about the weather. Hello? I have this giant piece of lumber nearly splitting me in half! Can you not see it?!?!