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It's quite easy to offend someone these days.
In the age of social media, we get bombarded with crude language, opinions we don't like, and stuff that's downright mean. That's probably ...
Seneca the Younger, one of the great Stoic philosophers, was concerned with the nature of insults and being offended.
Seneca criticized his friend Serenus for wishing that people, in general, shouldn't offend each other. According to Seneca, this is completely unrealistic and not in our control. Instead, we should aim for not to being offended, which is in our control.
We cannot expect people to be nice to us all the time, because they aren't. Humans possess the full range of emotions, desires, and mindstates: from angry, to happy, from compassionate to sadistic.
There are as many opinions as there are people, including opinions we don't like. Resiting this is a recipe for disappointment and will lead us to get offended all the time by what's simply a product of nature.
This doesn't mean we should put up with people treating us badly. We can set boundaries, or limit our interactions with people that don't respect us.
All Negativity is not bad as research shows people:
Though issue arises when the mind only sees the negative.
The term for this is called Negativity Bias, Negative experiences have a greater effect on us than positives experiences this means we give more importance to the negative.
Meaning we have a tendency to highlight all the negatives things in our life even in reality they are insignificant.
Whenever you have a thought, an electrical charge is triggered, the two synapses grow together, rewiring the brain's circuitry making it easier for the thought to trigger.
This strengthens the brain to think of that thought again. That's not great for those who have been constantly thinking negative thoughts.
This allows one's brain to be rewired to have a more negative personality.
85 % of millionaires read at least two books per months.
So, as cliche as it sounds, people who read, succeed.
The biggest problem with reading is the starting point, actually starting to read - we buy tons on books for "later" and we never read them.
By physically scheduling a time and place for starting to read, you're setting an appoint to do so. And we tend to respect our appointments.
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