Choose What Helps
So much of what upsets us about the words and actions of others is in how we interpret those words and actions.
In any situation, it is helpful to ask “what in this situation is in my control?”. Usually the answer is simply that we can control how we choose to respond.
Even in the face of negative words and actions from others (or what we perceive as negative) a good strategy is to consciously choose not to feel victimized or angry but rather to learn and grow from the moment.
Ask: “What can I learn from this?”.
We can choose how we engage with life and the world around us.
Choose what helps.