Wow…It’s been a while since I’ve been on–I didn’t realize that having your own opinion would generate such animosity. I think that it’s important to remember that what someone has to say has little to do with you and words only have the meaning that we bring to them. Really, at the end of the day, does it really make sense to have someone else’s expressed thoughts consume so very much of your emotional capital?
Are you really willing to make such a investment in your unproductive perception that then produces ‘negative’ feelings that prompt you to take ‘negative’ actions? Invest in positive emotions by maintaining productive perceptions, i.e. looking for the best in yourself and the world around you. Look for the ‘positive’ in what someone is saying or doing, rather than seeking the ‘negative’, which will only leaving you emotionally in the red.
I get a ton of amusement out of the emails I receive from people letting me know that I have offended them and that they are now going to promptly unfollow me. I am still amazed at the time and energy some people put into these emails, almost on par with quitting a job. I thought it might be fun to share some of the more popular reasons I have received.
“You need to stop writing on women’s issues. You don’t have a vagina and until you do you will never have a way of understanding the opposite sex.”How about you keep the vagina, I keep writing my opinions, and you choose to go read other blogs? I suggest Freshly Pressed.
“You post far too much. Quality over quantity buddy!”While it hurts that you basically just told me my articles suck… I will suck it up. It will…
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