‘Silence can feel like a dignified, high road response but it’s not. It’s a way to inflict pain but without the physical marks.
Being noticed is so close to being loved, that sometimes they feel the same.
Being ignored is just as powerful.’
This article explains why it feels so painful to be ostracised and ignored within any group setting, and of course the inevitable ostracism that comes with exiting.
It is another nasty, insidious way to hurt and abuse others that can easily be denied, as explained in the article.
Recognising the workings explained in the article can help us repair ourselves and empathise with others who are still going through it.