You’ve been wronged again. It seems to you that a friend, a co-worker, a family member or a society as a whole has treated you poorly. How could they possibly have done this to you to make you feel so badly? This isn’t the first time they have upset my life, they must be out to get me. Nobody treats me this way.
What is your typical response when it seems you have been offended?
- You have no idea who you are messing with!
- They couldn’t have meant to offend me, it’s okay.
- No response required.
In life we will naturally find ourselves feeling a sense of having been offended from time to time. Don’t give this sensation much or any thought whatsoever.
How you temper the urge to overtly or covertly respond to being offended in your experiences matters a great deal. Don’t pause to counteract, continue learning. In not responding, you give the intended or unintended offense no merit in controlling you.
Learn, apply and repeat. No emotional counteractions required.
“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” — Albert Einstein —