There’s a saying about how one should consider when you’re pointing the finger of blame, there are 3 fingers pointing back at you. While some of the sayings may make sense in their original context, such as the ones about resentment and grudges and have to be twisted & manipulated to be used against people, this one doesn’t even make any freakin’ sense. Continue reading “Fingers of Blame: Another round of Pithy Platitude Parser”
The pithy saying I’ll be dealing with today is “resentment is like drinking the poison and hoping the other person dies”. And yes, I have had this quoted back at me when I’ve tried to set a boundary or express hurt at a past wrong in my Family of Origin. I say whether that pithy saying is true or not depends on the cause of the resentment and the way we handle it.
A good friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook with a sign of that famous saying, “Holding a Grudge is Like Letting Someone Live Rent Free in your head.” I jokingly replied that some people are harder to evict than others. Which got me thinking about the expression and all of the area in between it.