The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133236   Message #3022668
Posted By: Little Hawk
03-Nov-10 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trick or Treat. the revenge.
Subject: RE: BS: Trick or Treat. the revenge.
It happens now and then in life that a child or an adult will briefly treat you in an insensitive and offensive...but essentially rather trivial fashion.

What is the best remedy?

Revenge? No.

Suing them? No.

Assaulting them? No.

Doing something similar to them as what they did to you? No.

Obsessing over it and running it around in your mind for days or weeks or even months afterward? No.

Complaining to all your friends about it? No.

Calling the police? No.

Raising hell about it with whoever will listen? No.

The best remedy for it is to get on with the rest of your life right now, concentrate on something that you enjoy instead and forget about the kid who threw an egg on Hallowe'en.

Life will never be perfect (nor will other people), and if you expect it to be perfect and can't accept it when it isn't...you'll almost never be happy. Don't have any expectations at all. Just keep moving forward in life and enjoying it each step at a time. It no longer matters what happened on Hallowe'en, and if you think it does you're just mired in the past and running it around in your head over and over, and that causes you stress. The past is gone, you can't change it, and all your opportunities for happiness are right now: in the present. And they always will be.