Are you the type that is easily offended by pretty much everything?
That person that will kick up a dirt storm because someone else said or did something that you may not have agreed with…
Do you go around looking to be offended by others and their actions and words?
Don’t you think it is kind of silly to be living life that way? Always being worried what others will say and having to add your two cents to it?
For the most part I believe that most people aren’t out to offend anyone. They are just they way they are. They mean no harm. They may be ignorant to how they make others feel through their actions and words. It is kind of hard to be mad at someone who doesn’t have a clue.
On the other hand… there is people out there who are trying to offend others and to do harm. But that is their problem for the most part. They are trying to get you upset and if you do… you are playing right into their mind games. Why give them power over you and your actions and thoughts? I know it is hard to ignore them a lot of the time especially if they get in your face a lot but again it is their problems not yours and they need to deal with it not you.
But then again… I wouldn’t necessarily back off from standing up for yourself or something you believe in, if it was the right fight to fight. You do need to pick these fights wisely. And you need to be smart about it. Be smarter than though that are trying to upset everything.
One of the best tools you can use is just not to be easily offended. Don’t go around looking to be offended. Remember there is a lot of people out there that are not trying to offend so don’t take their words and actions as offensive. Stick up for what is right at the right times and let everything else slide if appropriate.
Master Jonathan Field