Have you guys ever felt that way like you just can’t deal with all of the ”stuff ” that life throws at you sometimes? Everything becomes so difficult and burdensome and a downright chore. How do you cope when feeling like you can’t? What are some of the ways you stay motivated when life gets you down?
I have been having problems with a friend who I think is a complete jerk. I’ve tried to be mature about it but can’t help being angry everytime I see him and consumed by negative emotions. I get upset when someone use bad words for me. What should be my reaction at that time?
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
But as Aristotle said – it’s not about getting angry, it’s about getting angry in the right way. And in most situations, keeping your cool is better for you, and produces better results.
Anger was really driving me crazy but now i am managing it a bit .You are sure to bump onto difficult people/situations then it’s helpful to take a deep breath and detach yourself physically / mentally from the situation.
Please remember, a tongue has no bones but it can break a heart. The heart and the tongue can be the most beautiful part of you. And also they can be the worst part of you. With good heart and tongue, you could win people over. With bad heart and tongue, you could turn away people from you. As Yasir Qadhi said: The tongue is small soft flesh yet it is capable of breaking the strongest bonds and destroying the most powerful relationship.
Luckily, I’ve overcome that terrible period and now I know what to do when my friend insults me by word: Stay calm, don’t tolerate, make use of humor, and don’t take things personally.
There’s nothing more difficult than dealing with a friend who is negative, often disrespectful, and yet completely unaware of his behavior. In my experience, people who are insecure are also not self-aware. So a heart-to-heart about their self-centered ways usually doesn’t work. They will generally deflect that to you and try to play the victim–which is their preferred position. Sometimes they will apologize not because they think they have done something wrong, but because they think you are mad at them and they want to be back in your good graces. It’s not “I’m sorry I have wronged you,” as much as it is “I’m sorry you feel that way.” See the subtle and yet important difference?
Real friends will understand when they’ve crossed a line. They’ll apologize and make a point to not cross it again in the future.