People losing their shit over jokes about the lunacy of this week need to 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴.
Taking everything literal, personally, and being a fucking emotional wreck—is a repellent for most people. Humor and what people find amusing says a lot about their life outlook, attitude, and unique life perspectives. It also will show you their weak spots in their psyche.
𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱? You have an inferiority complex and think the world needs to operate around your comfort. Narcissism defined.
𝘐𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.
People that get upset and take things personally are most definitely not individuals I want as friends. It’s not conducive to my happiness and I’m not wired up to seek approval at the cost of my personal integrity.
They can go find someone else to vet their unhealthy psychological patterns. I’m not that person and never will be.
I don’t sugar coat my words to spare feels— I never have been one of those. The weak ideological zealots fall to the wayside with this tactic alone. They are averse to hearing any feedback that doesn’t confirm their biases.
I'll leave you with one of my favorites from Don Miguel Ruiz's classic:
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀
Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…
Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves.
All people live in their own dream, in their own mind—they are in a completely different world from the one we live in.
When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.
Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you.
What they say, what they do, and the opinions they give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds…
Taking things personally makes you easy prey for these predators, the black magicians.
They can hook you easily with one little opinion and feed you whatever poison they want, and because you take it personally, you eat it up….
But if you do not take it personally, you are immune in the middle of hell. Immunity in the middle of hell is the gift of this agreement.
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