Thought For The Day

Yes, I know this came from a best selling pop culture book, but I started to formulate this opinion long before I ever saw it in a book.

I’m one of those people who always felt slighted when someone would speak rudely to me and I’d instantly wonder what I had done wrong. Being a somewhat sensitive person to discord, I would always walk on eggshells to try to keep the peace. That’s no way to live.

The brutal truth is when someone is an A-hole to you, it’s likely nothing you did. Chances are they are an A-hole to everyone and that won’t change. They’re the common denominator, not you. They are operating in a reality where they’ve learned that it’s ok to vent their frustrations by acting out on others. It’s most likely a pattern that goes back to childhood as they were raised by another A-hole.

Knowing this takes all the power away from them and gives it to you. Most times, you did nothing….and if you were dealing with an emotionally mature person, they would tell you if you did something that hurt them rather than lashing out anytime they’re annoyed.

As always, these are just my thoughts on the subject…and in this case, I think the pop culture self help book makes a good point.

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