Why do so many of us allow abuse?
Maybe abuse conjures up a picture of something horrible and vile, rape, beatings, stabbings, domestic violence and so much more. But what if we saw abuse for what it is in this world, abuse in our own homes, a raised voice, being ignored, toxic workplaces which is rife across the globe, that can makes employees very ver ill. Then there is abuse of ourselves, the negative thoughts, the hardness, ignoring ourselves, our bodies, treating ourselves with disregard. I can'y begin to even touch the sides in this blog writing about abuse, volume and volumes of book could be written on this, never ending in fact.
Watching a TV documentary recently, I was struck how there are people in this world, people who really really do care, and won't tolerate any abuse and want to share with the world what's really going on in hidden corners of this world, the horrific abuse, control and treatment of people and animals, where people are forgotten about, not even treated like humans, whilst we have a bowl of ice cream sitting on the couch.
In the program I observed a slight of woman, who was on the Burma militaries most wanted list, yet she was willing to risk her life so that she could share the horrid crimes with the world that was going on against the Chin people, and also young medical teams traveling to supply villages with medical support, as there was no help from the government, where if caught they would likely be killed.
It got me thinking why do we allow abuse every day in our lives, from speaking to our partner , partners or kids like crap, or visa versa, not speaking up against abuse in workplaces, which globally rife, abusing ourselves, the abuse of power, corruption, overeating, drugs, that one more glass of wine, not going to the doctors when we need to, negative horrible thoughts about ourselves, punishing ourselves with over exercise, that constant not good enough; with all this we are contributing to the abuse in the world.
Why don't we speak up and say no to abuse and stop abusing ourselves? Not by going out there and fighting the world, but simply say for example, 'hey its not okay to run a workplace like this, it's not good for everyone's health, people are getting ill'"