Last week we looked at some common sources of resentments: expectations, pride and loss. Recently I saw an entry on HuffPost the related to the topic. They looked at how negatives could be turned into positives. Although they did mention gratitude, they didn’t list resentment specifically. Here is their list:
“Why did she do that to me? I’ve never done anything to her!”
“No one crosses me and doesn’t pay for it.”
“He may think he can do that to me, but just let him try it again.”
Resentments are often called frozen rage or “drinking poison and hoping the other person will die”.