If you’re able to take that step back in the moment, then it’s a chance to not let them control you. They’re looking for a reaction. If you have that chance to reflect before reacting, then you can surprise them, remain calm or even kill them with kindness, but unfortunately very often in the moment, it’s hard to take that step back. Sometimes we just react and sometimes it’s quite okay to do so. At times people need to be told what they’re doing/saying isn’t okay. Ideally we’d take the time to word it in a careful way, but life isn’t always perfect like that. We all make mistakes and we have honest reactions to things. We should stay true to those reactions, they’re a part of who we are. The important thing is if someone keeps treating you in a disgusting manner, maybe it’s time to change your reaction to it and walk away from it. Sometimes peace is a better way! ~ Libby Dee
People can only upset you when you let them!
When you allow someone to anger you, you are giving them way too much power. Sometimes, they are provoking your reaction to make themselves feel better in some way, but no matter what the reason, it’s your choice to accept/ believe what they say. When you accept their negative feedback, you degrade your own self worth. I choose to avoid negative people if/ when possible. They’re like psychic vampires. I try to be positive! ~ Julie Ann Horton