Cruel, Stupid, Rude… or just Frightened? (post by Kirk Weisler)

“Whenever encountering a troublesome person, do not identify him as being cruel or stupid or rude or anything else like that. Instead, see him as a frightened person.”   ~ Vernon Howard

We all know people who are habitually rude, obnoxious, or just plain jerks.  Why they behave that way is usually based in some form of fear.  Fear of being found out, fear of the unknown, or fear of being hurt (this one has many forms).

Yoda …may have been a fictional character but he taught a wise truth when he said… “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate…and hate leads to the Dark Side!”

The opposite of fear if faith… or a belief and a hope that things can get better, things can work out, that we can do it, or that others will and do want to help us succeed.  Nurturing faith and hope through the creation of vision in others is one of the greatest challenges of leadership.  But, hey… I know you can do it!!  ~ Kirk

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