Day 6: Biting Back
Despite our usually sunny dispositions and dedication to the practice of “assuming positive intent,” we all occasionally find ourselves having to deal with an incredibly unpleasant individual.
While I’m sure you always handle it with the tact and finesse for which you’ve become so well known, I’m going to ask you to step outside yourself for just a moment.
Think back to such a situation: if the gloves were off, how you really would have liked to have dealt with them?
Oh boy. There have been more than a few unpleasant individuals I’ve had to deal with lately. This is especially true in the political realm I am part of. These people are the kind where you need to have someone check your back to be sure there is not a knife or ax embedded.
It’s that bad.
I would never do this but I would LOVE to knock their heads together and ask them what the hell their problem is. I would also like to kick them out of the organization and be sure they could never be involved again. These people – no matter your political affiliation – are the worst of the worst and are the type who are only in it for themselves and not because they want to effect positive change.
They do nothing to make things better. These are the sort of people I detest with every single fiber of my being.
My other vent is people who close their minds off to a person simply because of their affiliation without bothering to talk to the person and hear what they have to say. I’m sick of judgement. I’m sick of people whining – complaining about every little thing. Seriously. There are more important things in life than to be so darn critical of everything. I’m sick of the negative Facebook posts. I’m sick of hearing how horrible this world is and how bad people are. My goodness, start focusing on the good. I’m sick of stupidity and ignorance. I’m sick of labels. I’m sick of people thinking they know what really happened in a situation because the media reported something about it.
There. I said it. I vented. Now let’s move on.
Think on happy things. Be happy. Let’s focus on all that is good. Let’s work together to make things better rather than tear each other down. Happy Saturday.
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