I’m sure 99% of people do it to some extent or another, it’s in our natures to do it, no big deal that’s life !
BUT, is there another way ? Are there healthier ways to deal with things, circumstances and people who annoy us, rather than sulking, pettiness or fighting ?
I’d hazard a guess the answer to this is yes. The measure of one’s own character is not based on how we deal with things when they are going right, the real measure of any man or woman is how we deal with things when they aren’t going our way … when we fail, lose, get hurt, fall over, get insulted or humiliated, or worse …
So someone insulted you ? … SO WHAT ? Do you want them to think you let them win, that they have power over you by “making you” lose your temper, that they are calling the shots ? Most probably not, you’d just be adding fuel to the fire, and letting them score self-awarded ego points, to their probably already over-inflated ego …
What other ways are there to deal with challenging people, circumstances and problems ? … Grow a sense of humour, is one way …
“If fate doesn’t make you laugh, you just don’t get the joke.”
— Gregory David Roberts
“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.”
— Mark Twain
PS EDIT – Someone just mentioned the “Gallic shrug”, which is another way to not take it personally !
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