MANY OF THE FAULTS YOU SEE IN OTHERS, DEAR READER, ARE YOUR OWN NATURE REFLECTED IN THEM.”- RUMI
Welcome back to another post!
I hope you’re all doing well throughout your quarantine and self-isolation period. I’ve heard a lot of folks say they’re bored with the situation or that they’re done with it. But I believe there is always something good to do, so let’s find something to do, whether it’s reading a book, cleaning out your house of stuff you don’t need, or simply resting.
As a result, I thought I’d bring up the subject of projection in this post. This is a lesson that you will learn again and over again throughout your life. Because of how it is presented to you, it may take some time for you to understand. As you read deeper into this article, you’ll see what I mean. So, years ago, a film was released, and there were a plethora of lessons to be learned from it.
And I choose to concentrate on the projection lesson. I’ve included a link to the movie below, but I hope you’ll stick around to read the rest of this post. It’s almost as if you’re getting two for the price of one. You’ll get not just a blog entry, but also a movie to keep you occupied throughout this delightful period of self-isolation.
WHAT OTHERS SAY AND DO IS A PROJECTION OF THEIR OWN REALITY.- MIGUEL ANGEL RUIZ
YouTube Movies, A Girl Like Her, YouTube, Cindedigm, March 6th, 2020, 1:31:31, https://youtu.be/x8Fpc1CpXdg
SUSPICION ALWAYS HAUNTS THE GUILTY MIND.- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
You will automatically despise the bully after seeing that film. Maybe it’s because you’ve dealt with someone similar to her, or maybe it’s because you are someone similar to her. However, you could see that everything the girl did to Jessica was a reflection of how she saw herself in the end. And it is how you should approach people in life. People who are cruel to others do so because they see a lack of what they have in themselves and others if that makes sense.
So, in a sense, everyone is a reflection of you. What matters is what you choose to view. Many people see the good in others. Others, on the other hand, notice what they lack. And they’ll treat you the same way they treat themselves. Most of the time, it has nothing to do with you; you can be a wonderful person, but if someone despises themselves and their circumstances, they will react with rage and envy.
What is it?
Psychological projection is a defence mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.
This is something that took me a long time to figure out. At an age when you’re responsible for your own finances and working for your goals, you’d assume you wouldn’t have to deal with the standard bully. However, this is incorrect. There will always be people in your life who are exactly like the movie’s protagonist. In college, I had a lot of experience with it.
I won’t use her name since I honestly don’t know who she is, but she will go out of her way to tell her other friends about me. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never done anything to her. Despite this, she continued to be a horrible person toward me. And now that I think about it, I believe it was because she was coping with her inner demons and venting her frustrations on me.
THE MOST DANGEROUS PSYCHOLOGICAL MISTAKE IS THE PROJECTION OF THE SHADOW ON TO OTHERS: THIS IS THE ROOT OF ALMOST ALL CONFLICTS.- CARL JUNG
I don’t wish her ill. I honestly hope she is finding peace within herself because she needs it. I would hate to be in such a positive environment as a party but only look for the negative things in others. That sounds very boring, but I digress. Please don’t be this person. We all need to stray from a personality like this.
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