We’ve all got enemies; people who have a penchant for taking pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain differences in your characters and events have led to that. Other times, some people end up hating you for apparently for no reason at all.
Regardless of how you got this enemy or how much they hate you, as opposed to the paradigm of fighting fire with fire, consider the following reasons and see why you should actually appreciate your enemies. This article will show you not only how to not be bothered by your enemies, but how to actually foster love for them.
It’s a practical lesson in anger management
There is no lie in the fact that, your enemies are the best people to help you understand your sense of anger management. When it might be true that your enemies have a way of bringing out the worst in you as regards anger, it is also true that they can help you in your quest to have that anger managed. Your enemies are like the therapists who you need, but actually, don’t want. In as much as you might want to hate them, they provide you an opportunity to keep a check on your anger impulse that you have.
It’s an opportunity for healthy competition
You might not know it, but your enemies make for great rivals as they help hone the competitor in you as you often try to compete against them intentionally or unintentionally. You get the right motivation to compete, and this can go a long way to spur you to victory. However, while doing so, it is also necessary that you remember your boundaries and not to become a worse version of yourself while competing.
Their negative comments can help you make a life-transforming move
It is true that your enemies never really have much good to say about you. However, whatever they say about you out of hate might have some truth - Something negative that you sense within you and would want to change. To wit, whenever you hear something mean or nasty from an enemy, you might want to take a step back and evaluate yourself. There is your chance to untrue what the enemy is saying by taking a major step in helping you to become a better person overall. But remember, do not believe anything and everything that your enemy has to say about you.
Enemies can also be powerful allies
Loving your enemies can also mean making an effort to interact and make peace with them. In the end, if you are able to establish some common ground and patch things up, you’ll eventually succeed in making another friend. And who doesn’t need friends?
It gives you the ability to realize positivity
In a multitude of negativity, a speck of positivity always seems to find its way through. Sometimes, a knowledge of the fact that you have enemies will also help you to focus on the many positives and good things that are in your life. A lot of times, we neglect what really matters in life. This can be due to being overly concerned about the enemies we have. However, it is also possible for this acknowledgment to spur you to take a step back and appreciate the good things (and people who surround you).
There might just be a misunderstanding
Sometimes, the reason why you have an enemy might be something very harmless. You might not have known the cause of this fractured relationship, and your enemy will help complete the picture. Simply approaching them will help you to understand the reason for the fracture. This, in turn, can give your relationship a new direction.
Do you really need the hate?
The truth is that enemies bring only toxic emotions, and generate bad reactions from you. If you truly want to live a prosperous life, you can’t really be carrying all this baggage around, and the same goes for your enemies. Hate is bad, and you should try all you can do to get rid of it. Hate is the biggest form of emotional baggage, and you can't get really far in life while carrying a lot of emotional baggage.
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