He was screaming and throwing things around him in the middle for the pavement. People avoid the site where he was standing and preferred to cross the street so they hadn´t to pass near him.
I saw him from a distance, I could see he was very angry and he was yelling things I couldn’t understand. As I approached the place he was standing at, a lady was running away from him while he shouted: “I don´t know why I am doing this to myself, if I know I am hurting myself” and then kicked a plastic bucket near him.
Instead of crossing the street to the other side in order to avoid this man, I kept walking normally. I have no idea why, since he was very aggressive and throwing everything he could find.
Moved my invisible strings, I kept walking as if nothing was going on and then I finally was 2 yards from him, he lifted his head and looked at me intensely. I kept walking and just smiled at him. He looked at me a little puzzled and just said: “I am hurting myself, and I know it”. Without stopping I answered: “One way or the other we all are, but at least, now you know it and can do something about it”. And continued my way without turning back.
I had advanced like 20 metres when I heard his voice shouting:” Hey! Thank you!” I stopped, turned around to look at him, I smiled once more and wave my hand at him. He looked more relaxed. I continued my way asking what had just happened. Why did I say such a thing? Where did those words come from? etc.
I have been trying to understand what happened this morning without success, but all I know is that I had to share this with you, and I have been finding some lessons in this incident myself.
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