Thwarting your enemies…
Calling all readers, bloggers, fans, friends and stalkers. Please take a moment to reflect on this post today and get back to me in the form of a comment directly under my quotes. I am serious. I am looking for honest tried and true strategies that help you cope with others who are trying to get in the way of your happiness. I have had several conversations with friends lately about people who sap the joy out of your life. People who don’t speak to you for one reason or the other, but unfortunately, you still have to see these people. People who are so rude, you would really like to pull a “Moonstruck” moment on them (I have mentioned this before, and sometimes I even refer to it as a “Homey the Clown” feeling). Some people refer to this as good vs. evil or the yin and yang theory.
Every person has this two elements inside fighting it out…the good person has the element of evil that might arise when he is threatened, but knows how to control it. Likewise the evil person has moments of good as well. Usually, the good person allows the bad to strengthen his/her nature and does things like ignoring the bad behavior and turning the other cheek. If I were an artist, I would draw it like this:
If you read the words in this picture, you get the feeling that these evil folks are primarily unhappy people. My friend and I think that one of the best ways to deal with these types of people is to keep speaking to them. On some level, that is difficult, I know. If you have other advice, please begin to dispense it now.
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
A two quote night:
9 thoughts on “Thwarting your enemies…”
If I only have to see them, I ignore them. If I have to interact with them, I am civil, but brief, and am strictly business…no conversation other than what is required.
Civil…hmmmm. Some people don’t know this word.
Well you know me, I hate confrontation or tension between people. I always try to remain civil with those who thrive on creating drama or being antagonistic. Kill them with kindness, and when all else fails, remember what Thumper’s mother said: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”- then come see me and vent it out. =)
I am trying to be like Dory…just keep smiling, just keep smiling, a ha ha ha haaaaa.
Perfect, just what the Universe ordered. So appropriately timed. Excellent 🙂 Also, many thanks for visiting my blog, warmly welcome.
Glad you liked it:) Sometimes things align perfectly!
I am of the belief that not only “sometimes” but always. Balance is key, with reference to your post. You may have to see said people, but under no circumstances do you have to encourage ‘chit chat’. I have found that a simple smiling “Thank you” irrespective of their nastiness, suffices. Tried and successful. What response would/could they afford you? 🙂
Aimee, darling. The answer is simple and constant. Break out the chippah!
I need the chippah dear Fritzy…it is time:)