In a nice way, I was telling him stories. I was talking about his problems. He was truly offended by my honesty.
As he raised his voice, he told me, "You are telling me that I am a messed up person!
I answered nicely, "I am a messed up person. Nobody is perfect. I am a slow-bloomer for everything, such as finding a job. I care about you."
I witnessed his face of hatred. I could not even imagine. The person was extremely intense with his sharp eyes. He became more angry as he yelled more, while he was breathing heavily. He stared at me down, while I calmly looked at his hatred face.
My younger-self would have fought back, but it would not have solved anything. It would just get worst. Instead, I kept calm. He stopped.
A day later, I told the person with the hatred face, "I love you." I looked at his eyes when I said it to him. Apparently, he never looked at me. He just walked away.
A few days ago, I witnessed another face of hatred. She gave a wicked stare at her enemy.
Is it worth fighting for? Is it worth having enemies? Is this worth your time and energy?
I used to have a big ego, and a huge sense of pride.
Imagine if I am able to see my face of hatred before.
I am at peace now. I have no more enemies. I retire from holding grudges.
I feel very relieved than ever before.