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  • Writer's pictureJedaiah Ramnarine

Being Misunderstood

Perhaps one of the most painful experiences to endure is being misunderstood, especially when you have given your best efforts for the greater good. It's easy to be misunderstood in today's age. Paired with inner politics, egoism, and people's own insecurities projected on you, it can be easy for false-positive attributions to arise. I had posted that the path to love comes through communication, something that seems so difficult for most people. Indeed, sometimes we may lose sight of the things that are important, but how can we know that if we don't have a bridge to properly communicate?


What creates such tension against proper communication, anyway? Is it fear of being judged? There are several reasons as to why these things happen, but the point, to keep it simple, is that it can be tragic and heartbreaking to be misunderstood when you're simply striving to do the right thing. Furthermore, if you are a person of power mixed with good intent and will, then this applies double. We live in a strange world. Sometimes, it's OK to be confident, then, other times, it can be used against you. It's impossible to please everyone but being a person of universal love means you at least try to appeal to everyone you meet in some way or another instead of just writing everyone off.


I've had to restart a few times in my life. From losing my parents young to moving from different countries, I've had my fair share of restarts. Sometimes these restarts can be beautiful, but sometimes they can be quite tragic, especially if your last encounters were misunderstood, and you have no choice but to do so. Indeed, not everyone is meant to be on your life's journey. Some people are there for a while. Others will be with you all the way. The most important part is that you keep learning, evolving, and becoming a better person. If what you're studying, reading, and applying isn't making your life better, be it through something as simple as family connections or the love you share with friends, then something is very wrong.


That's why the age of teachings has to come to an end, and we need to move to more general, universal guidelines that can appeal to greater masses. It's of no benefit to just label everyone stupid and incapable, especially if we don't pave the way for them. Also, being misunderstood can, at best, be countered by educating yourself and learning to apply your knowledge through wisdom, but even that has its limits too. Some people just love to hate. The reasons are manifold; there is too much to go into. Nonetheless, it is imperative to note that irrespective of the good deeds and offerings one may possess, they are susceptible to being undermined, manipulated, and driven to madness by the political ideologies of those around them, who simply cannot accept one's true self.


Being a human of universal love in today's age is tough. We live in times that tell us we have to pick this or that side or else. It's unfortunate because even what is known as neutrality can be an excuse for double-talk and taking both sides, which is not neutrality at all. Rather, a cowardice. In reality, peace requires communication and understanding. This is the case in friendships too, where one must confront another—sometimes with hard questions—and not out of hate, nor to be a no-man, but out of love, respect, and honor. One thing that I have learned in both failed and successful friendships is that you don't need many people to be your true friends. You just require a few, and they should be self-thinking individuals who are capable of having your back.


Beside friendships, however, there's also self-love. Self-love in itself can be its own topic, but it does relate to being misunderstood because the first person who needs to understand you is yourself. Furthermore, the first person you need to be friends with is yourself, so no matter what anyone says about you—even the most vile, untrue, lying slander—you can know for yourself what is true and what isn't. This is what I've endured for several years in multiple communities. I was misjudged, misunderstood, and mistreated in numerous instances, but I stayed the course because I knew myself and I knew what my intentions were. Now, the road to hell can be paved with good intentions, which is why execution is important.


Nevertheless, to know one's self is to be able to question yourself, even the hard questions, and answer them honestly. We need to remember that what we think inside us may not be the same as what we see outside, especially when we consider things like language, culture, and lifestyles. It is easy to be misunderstood in today's age, especially with the internet and how easily a story can be spun in the wrong direction. We still must not despair, though. What's right is right, and there is cause and effect; causality; or, for the old-fashioned, 'karma' as it is religiously called. If you are doing the right thing, then stand tall in your truth and wait for your time.


That is what I did for PSI Hero, and today we have the most successful Hero game server because of our commitment to cleansing corruption and generating new and creative experiences. That was not an easy process. There were several haters who tried to tarnish my name and the reputation of PSI Hero. Yet, precisely because we never gave up and stuck to doing the right thing, our reputation has paid off. So, my friends, don't be discouraged if you're misunderstood. Time reveals all, and it reveals the truth, whether people like it or not. If you really are doing the right thing, then stick to it and make sure your execution is always getting better. Don't get trapped in your head about it. Make sure you also act upon what you do externally. It's a Yin (positive) and a Yang (negative) to create an impartial positive.

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conradirle
21 may

This blog eloquently delves into the complexities of being misunderstood, a universal experience that can evoke feelings of frustration and isolation. It emphasizes the importance of communication, both with others and with oneself, as a means to navigate through misunderstandings and maintain authenticity. The author's personal journey, marked by restarts and resilience, serves as a poignant reminder of the power of self-awareness and perseverance. Through insightful reflections and anecdotes, the blog offers solace and encouragement to those grappling with being misunderstood, advocating for steadfastness in one's convictions and actions. Karenwithastick


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Jedaiah Ramnarine
Jedaiah Ramnarine
21 may
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Thanks so much for supporting my writing and welcome to the website! :-)

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stanviorel34
17 may

sometimes out of the desire to do good and help someone you can hurt that person

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Jedaiah Ramnarine
Jedaiah Ramnarine
21 may
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Indeed my friend.

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