I used to think that if I didn’t give someone a reason to be mean to me then they would treat me well or just be indifferent. I had to get older to understand that people are mean to others mainly because they feel like they can get away with it. So if someone hurts you or treats you inappropriately you have to stand up for yourself and make sure that they know you will not let them get away with it. This is what has helped me forgive people. It’s easier to forgive someone if you make them acknowledge that they did something wrong.