Oh yes…we do. I’ll bet even Mother Theresa had spurious thoughts about those around her. Can’t you hear what she may have thought about the rich jerks that didn’t help the world’s poor? One might be, “They should rot in hell for their lack of compassion”. Yeah, I’m sure she would think that.
You see, we are all human. We may not voice everything we think, but we do think them. Mine are just as bad as some I’ve heard out loud. When someone does or says something that is absolutely uncalled for, I think what I would like to do or say to them.
Let’s say someone calls me lazy, stupid, fat, a horrible mother/grandmother, or an old hag. What do you think my first thought is? Mine goes to the lack of intelligence shown by resorting to name calling. It’s like listening to children on the playground who have never been taught how wrong that is. So I did have a thought about how much I think of that person’s intelligence. See? I told you so.
And don’t tell me you don’t have those same kinds of thoughts. Human beings will naturally defend themselves. Some of us just do it in our heads so we won’t show everyone how ridiculously petty we are. Why? Because we have self control that others do not.
I know when to be civil and show some decorum. Do you have class….and a stop button?