we really set ourselves up to fail by assuming others understand or are on the same page without getting down to communicating our expectations. and sometimes we aren't even aware of what they are due to unresolved issues. show people the respect and consideration to use your words and have them provide feedback. yes, it takes time, but you're not clairvoyant, why would you expect themto be? telling someone your feelings should not give someone ammunition to start conflict. slow down and thoughtfully respond rather than hastily reacting. peoples perspective may be entirely different than your own.
people tell on themselves by their assumptions, or the intentions and implications of those expressing themselves. more times than not when you touch a nerve or become the recipient of backlash there is a kneejerk emotional reaction rather than a well thought out response. everyone is entitled to express their opinions, which are more often than not based on their experiences. however it is my opinion, with that expression comes responsibility. words and actions are extremely powerful, sometimes moving individuals or groups to passionately act upon things that you may or may not agree with. the more a situation becomes...
i had a close friend who passed away in 2016. throughout the whole time i knew him when things got really rough and i would spout off i can still hear his voice saying... kj take the high road. i'm honestly glad he's not here to see all this. no matter what you believe, you have the choice to take the high road, and know that what you do makes a difference.
whether we as a species have accelerated a cycle or we have provoked our own undoing is not the issue...our behavior has and is detrimentally impacting the very environment which sustains us.