Updated: Apr 1, 2020
What if I told you they aren’t. What if I told you that rudeness is just our ego creating 𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 and making us into 𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘴.
𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭?
Get this, the ego is a drama queen. It loves to portray a false sense of importance. It often plays out stories in our minds that the other human is out to get us. They are maliciously attempting to hurt us… right?
𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩.
You, me, and the stranger that commented on your choice of food when eating out, are all just operating unconsciously most of the time. We don’t know that we are repeating actions and judgements from our past experiences and belief systems. 𝗪𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬. We don’t know we are being rude.
If you can appreciate that people’s “𝘳𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴” is just a reflection of how they feel about themselves, then you can choose to 𝐍𝐎𝐓 engage the ego and instead act from your higher self.
Offering 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯 — instead of judgment, often defuses a situation quickly. Choosing a response instead of reacting will always lead to a more beneficial outcome for all involved.
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