|The Hatfields in 1897.|
Last week, History's miniseries Hatfields & McCoys received stellar ratings and reviews. The miniseries introduced viewers to these warring families and told them the story behind the legend.
Despite the fact the feud ended over a hundred years ago, there are many lessons learned from the feud that are relevant today.
Something small can turn into something big. The famous feud started over a stolen pig and the trial which followed. It left both sides disgusted and upset and even ended in one family member's murder.
Holding grudges hurts everyone. The Hatfields and McCoys hated and murdered each other for no other reason than they were from rival families. As a consequence, several family members were killed.
When we don't forgive, we become bitter. Randolph McCoy was haunted until his death by the events of the feud, namely the deaths of his children. He never recovered.
Did you watch the miniseries? What lessons do you think could be learned from the feud?
Source: The Hatfield & McCoy Feud