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Critique Paper on Hurt People Hurt People

Patricia Baranyai

Liberty University Online

Theory Critique Paper

When Dr. Wilson’s penned her book Hurt People Hurt People it could be based on anyone’s personal experiences. We all have known people who are hurting and seem to want to hurt others so they won’t be hurting alone. Hence the saying “Misery loves company’. Some people are so deeply wounded in their souls that they do not realize how miserable they truly are, and make others. This hurt stems from our childhood when we are told that that if someone one hurts you, hurt them back rather than being told that if someone hurts you find forgiveness and turn the other cheek. This does not mean we pacify people nor do we keep letting them hurt us. How we should handle ourselves in the way that we want people to treat us. When others hurt us is learned trait and that is all they know. Like everything else, we can unlearn this trait by following the Word of God and not summarizing his Word to what we want it to mean. It is the responsibility of parents to teach their children the way of the world through acting like Christians. The Golden Rule just about sums it up “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12, KJV). Jesus and the Bible do not call this the Golden Rule but, humans who translated the Bible gave it the title because it is an important rule to follow. This particular rule reminds us that we; just as Job states in Job 4:8; “……..those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it” (Job 4:8, KJV). Some people might call this karma, what you put out there, comes back tenfold. Again, if we are taught to hurt others, we will teach our children the same, there has to be a point of breaking the chain of being dysfunctional and the perception that hurting others is okay.

Getting back to the things we were taught as children from our parents, siblings, friends...