Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Silent Treatment

R.a.n.t. of week 04/07/13
Today's multiple choice question:
When you are upset with someone, you should....
A. Apologize, even if you are wrong.
B. Tell the other person what you are upset about and that you need to cool down.
C. Immediately inform the person what's bothering you and work things out right then and there.
4. Hold everything in, ignore the person and pretend they don't exist.

To be honest, you can do just about any of the above, and most people incorporate a little of each. But the one that can really be an interesting choice is the fourth option. Does it really make sense to hold everything in and ignore the person if something is bothering you? I don't know about most people, but that eats me up inside. Realistically, the longer you hold something in, harbouring feelings of anger and wrath, the more intense it's likely to build. Additionally, the more these feelings take hold, the more you will continue to be grumpy, irate and miserable. Maybe that's the problem with grumpy cat?

I think the biggest problem with choice number four, relates to our cartoon caption this week. How awful would we feel if our last interaction with someone we loved was an irate word, an unkind action or a hateful feeling - and then the person died? Just think about it. We all know that time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all, so before something tragic happens, wouldn't it be in our best interest to make sure that the sun does not set with us in a provoked state?

Don't remain silent, what are your thoughts on this weeks topic?

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