We are living in perhaps the most hyper-sensitive era, ever. We are sensitive to everything and everyone regardless of anything. We need to reevaluate how we think about things. We get offended about things that have nothing to do with us. Often times we’ve got people jumping to our aid who seem more offended then we are and we were the ones trespassed against. People need to realize that if they choose not to take something seriously they don’t have to. We as a culture are so quick to get our feathers ruffled over nothing.
Here is the Warren Piece Method of Thinking in three easy steps.
First, if someone for example calls you a ‘son-of-a-crack’ you should ask yourself if you care about this person’s opinion. Often times if you think before you react you’ll find that you don’t really care.
Second, once you figure out that you don’t care, don’t waste your time reacting. Imagine how much energy you would have if you didn’t react to stupidity.
Three, Taking offense to something is a choice. You can choose, by sheer virtue of your freedom of thought, to not be offended. Just choose to dismiss the “offense”.
Do we need affirmation from outside sources so badly that we care about others opinions about us or how we conduct various aspects of our lives? I’m constantly amazed at how many people get bent out of shape over a simple comment. Get over it.
This thought process can be applied to anything; anger, sadness, offense, and any other emotion that plagues you. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be emotional, but use your head. It’s so much better and you’ll find that people will want to be around you more if you stay on an even keel.