I was talking to a friend this morning who talked about a struggle with bitterness. My friend has had some real bumps and grinds along the way, along with more down the road. Some of the best advice I ever got was from a guy in prison. He said:
Bitterness is a poison you swallow and you expect the other guy to die.
I'm sure he heard it from somebody else. But that's pure wisdom. I was convicted after he said it. Thinking back, my bitterness has only hurt me. I've found the answer for dealing with it, but it's a process. For the most part, I think I've kept my bitter feeling towards some others under wraps which is probably even more destructive. Prison can be a real learning factory.