Sometimes we can react rudely to someone, thus separating ourselves from others. In other words we separate our heart’s emotion connection, creating a lacuna between us and others. We can justify our rude behavior all we want, however if it compromises our emotional management it is not working for us, it is not giving us good results in our everyday relationships. We must exercise grace.
I am not saying that having good principles is deleterious or pernicious. Having good principles is exceedingly important,it provides us with guidelines to make good decisions. We must not hide behind “principles’ to be rude to people. Sometimes we use our principles to justify our toxic emotions.
How many families have been hurt by this false “righteous indignation”? I know of some. Perhaps you also know of someone. I know of a woman who is constantly stirring unhappiness for herself and others due to her false righteous indignation. She does not make life enjoyable for anyone, not even for herself.
An easy example of her rudeness is noted, when she saw her neighbor’s dog leaving excrement on her front yard, she quickly proceeded to pick it up and placed it on the neighbor’s property, right outside his neighbor’s car door. Not a nice thing to do. We must hot hide behind “principle” to be rude.