First Victim

“Someone who is angry is someone who doesn’t know how to handle their suffering. They are the first victim of their suffering, and you are actually the second victim. Once we can see this, compassion is born in our heart and anger evaporates. We don’t want to punish them any more, but instead we want to say something or do something to help them suffer less.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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  1. …these are such wise words that the essence of what is said imbues me with as greater wisdom and empathy that I may share a better understanding of others who are in pain…

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