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Hi all,

I found a quote today that brought up some strong emotions in me. Wondering if anyone can relate and or has other quotes they would like to share with us!

"Hurt people hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion. cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future. " - Yehuda Berg

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"Hurt people hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today.
I agree and disagree. I do not think all hurt people-hurt others. But I do agree that there is always a chain to be broken- whether that is abuse, pain, sadness, shame, trauma etc.
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Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion. cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future. "
This reminds me of the prayer of St Francis. I like the Sarah Maclachlan version:
(ignore the lord part if you want)
Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life
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I agree and disagree. I do not think all hurt people-hurt others. But I do agree that there is always a chain to be broken- whether that is abuse, pain, sadness, shame, trauma etc.
I agree with you. To be fair the quote doesn't say that all hurt people hurt people, but I can see why someone may take that interpretation.

The quote is alluding to generational trauma. It is horrible to think - but people who have been treated poorly often do treat others poorly in their lives. Doesn't mean they will of course.

When someone is traumatized, they can go one of two ways: they can become an empath, or a psychopath. It makes sense really.

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“Love is the weapon of the future”..
Thank you for sharing this!
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I love this quote

“Love is the weapon of the future”

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