Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity -Wikipedia.
Basically, it is a psychological manipulation consciously or otherwise into making others feel like they’re insane.
Gaslighting can be done mostly intentionally and sometimes not by strangers, friends and even family.
Words and actions lead up to this.
There are people who derive pleasure in belittling others. Probably because deep down, they feel insecure so they project that toxicity onto others just so they can feel better about themselves.
While there are some who are simply insensitive and unbeknownst to them slightly toxic.
Just as our faces are different, so also are our mindsets and emotions. What you may find as a joke may not be funny to another especially when it’s being said repeatedly or overtime.
For example, someone makes an honest mistake and you say “you’re so stupid, how could you do that” then time passes and you reference that same mistake for whatever reason; it still hurts and triggers whatever negativity that was already there.
It’s incredible how one can come across a random piece of information and it just triggers suppressed traumas.
I’m one to ignore certain situations I find myself in and just shove it off until it becomes explosive all together and that can be toxic if I carry on this way but what to do when problems loom all over society and people only seek joy and not wisdom?
What to do when all people want is to be entertained and not enlightened or educated (formal education aside)?
We keep quiet…
Everybody is going through something has become the motto.
In other words; we are sayin without actually saying that whatever it is you’re feeling; however small – SUCK IT UP! Because it’s not just you.
Someone’s lost a parent, another has lost all his life savings – one thing is different from the other but aren’t both in pain?
It’s a crazy world we live in. So much information coming at us on a daily basis; mostly sad information if I may add. It’s only sensible that we treat & speak to one another with kindness and not light the flames of negativity that’s just waiting to explode.
That being said, it’s time I go resolve my drastically declining mental health. Say a prayer for me, will you?
See you when I do… for now; I wish you good health and a happy life!!!
We are Family… 💞