Try not to get upset by people’s rudeness. Notice: how it never seems to come from someone who has ‘earned’ the right to be rude. In other words, this attitude (or stupidity) has not served them well. It has held them back and punished them. So you pity it, place it properly in context with the costs, or pretend not to care but don’t feel resentment if you can help it. Because they’ve borne more of the burden than you.
Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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Awesome, Ryan. Worthy of Aurelius himself.
Notice: How it’s never from someone who doesn’t have a vested interest in your feeling inferior.
– re-asserting power
– establishing superiority
– compensating feeling of inferiority
– push you in a certain direction
**So you don’t feel resentment if you can help it, because you realize it’s not about you.
Neat self-indulgent twaddle. Good job.