Very true, sir Mike. And while not easily offended, I am easily hurt. What I understand that others may not is that the way I react to things is about me. I’m not advocating throwing assholes from the rooftops. Some people are just assholes. Which is, of course, subjective.
What I’m talking about-and the ONLY thing I’m talking about, is protecting myself. From the things that hurt me. Also subjective.
I definitely think that sometimes people are intentional with their cruelty. But the only person I can do anything about is me.
When I say we need to protect ourselves, I consider that a deeply personal act.
For me, it means steering clear of people who have loud feelings but learning to face smaller situations and try and work through them with people to build up my tolerance.
I know I’m too sensitive. It is something I’m working on. All this post was about was knowing ourselves and how certain events affect us and then adjusting accordingly in order to curb all the drama on here that happens when people take stuff personally. It shouldn’t upset anyone ( or I don’t see why it would, anyhow) as it is not a suggestion to change anyone but the reader’s ownself.
I believe I control my behavior and attitude and that is all. Ya know?