What an absolute shit of a day. For some inexplicable reason, there’s a lot of tension in the air, ‘cos everyone around me is sounding off, arcing up, pointing fingers and NOT LISTENING to each other. If they could all just shut up for 5 seconds, and think about why the person they are arguing at is saying what they’re saying, and not keep repeating what they think as if it’s not being understood, then my life would be much easier.
I hate conflict. I can talk a good fight but that doesn’t mean I like them. I don’t like hearing harsh words, I actually physically flinch when it’s around me. My body language never lies. It makes me sad to see people choose sides and not give the benefit of the doubt to each other. Prejudgement and holier than thou certainty by people who don’t actually know the facts gives me the complete irits. Who the hell do they think they are anyway?
Three different adults today have disappointed me…and I won’t forget it, but I’m going to work very hard on letting this nonsense wash over and around me. Not through me. My nerves can’t take.
I hate conflict too, it makes me so tense.
I try to concentrate on the fact that these people are caught in their thoughts, in their little world, and right now they are not able to respond differently to what is going on. That helps me relax, and not get sucked into the conflict myself (unless I am already, worse luck).
Lovely picture too. I envy you the view.
Thank you. That’s a good way to focus through it. I’ll give it a go and see if it works for me 🙂