Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We Make it About Us

"We don't like it when people disagree with us because we feel rejected when they do." It all boils down to self-esteem issues I guess. There is a plethora or reasons and justifications for our actions, how we react to people disagreeing with us. And it's normal. That's human nature. But I guess there is always a way in which we can protect ourselves from all these unnecessary hurts we unconsciously inflict upon ourselves by allowing us to be affected. We can always choose the way we react so we do not create further damage to ourselves and to others.  "Be courteous even if you don't agree with them," according to the speaker.

I have to practice this. I have to show this example to my son. I have to be this, too.

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