So many of the pain and suffering I recognize in the world, both in my own thoughts and in others', are the stories we tell of other people's intentions.
We're telling a story of other people's intentions when we say or think:
“He meant to hurt me.”
“She has no intention of paying me back.”
“He's going to hurt her.”
“She knows how much that bothers me, and she did it anyway.”
“They're going to laugh at me.”
“She always says that because she knows it pushes my buttons.”
Want to know what's funny about these stories?
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