Hurt people, hurt people

The phrase “Hurt people hurt people” means that people who are hurting lash out at others, causing them pain, whether intentionally or not. You can choose to take in that anger and lash out in return, or you can choose to rise above and react to that person with compassion and understanding.

Source: Hurt people hurt people @ My So-Called Chaos: Life, love, and Everyday Insanity.

illustration created for Respect Yourself by Rebecca Osborne