It would be great if half the people you met really liked you but it seems that many of them smile and have other agendas (usually involving knives and back stabbing).
You decide whether you are going to make enemies or friends. This is again highly reflective upon your belief system and experiences in life. The saying goes that a stranger is just a friend in disguise.
If you set out to make enemies, all you have to do is find something to disagree with or dislike in a person. Some folk cannot survive without having some form of strife in their life. I guess it’s because they feel they are alive when they are fighting. An argument or physical confrontation makes your blood pressure rise and your adrenalin rush. Some on the other hand sit and simmer which in turn allows their enemy to control them emotionally.
Society today has become fractured with free love, NSA friends, open marriages and generally a free for all morality. Our governments seem so corrupt with their sins being revealed daily.
The feeling of dog eat dog and hopelessness as economies fail and there is now way out. We are no longer in control. If you believe you are being plotted conspired against then everyone is your enemy.
If you are continually surrounded by failure, negativism and defeat then your thoughts become dark as well. Once you dwell on these images so your circumstances shape themselves according to our beliefs. It boils down to choices and perceptions. The emotions of hurt, anger and defeat are very powerful as demonstrated by those who take their lives due to depression/helplessness/out of control which is the ultimate form of self rejection.
It is easy to make enemies as it’s a thought that creates that image in your mind.
You are faced with two choices if someone has done something to you that is bad or wrong in your opinion. You can both forgive them for what they did and learn from it or you can make them into your enemy. Often people do things without thinking or malicious intent but it is a rare human trait to find someone who thinks the best of every person.
How many people do you know that are fighting family feuds or refuse to talk to an offending party?
If you really look into the matter it revolves about a minor misunderstanding or some perceived infringement of rights.
What are the benefits of having enemies?
What do you gain from fighting your enemies?
Now list all the benefits and gains from having enemies.
You will be surprised at how much your mind has disguised molehills as mountains.
If you spend your life making enemies and then fighting them then it might be worth your while to arrange a room in a hospital for future use. You will either suffer physically or mentally from prolonged exposure to the bitter emotions and thoughts that come from having enemies.
I believe that it is far more beneficial to make friends than having enemies.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.