What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received that you wouldn’t give to anyone else? Why don’t you think it would apply to others?
This prompt is a little challenging because it is somewhat contradictory but here goes my thoughts about it :).
I don’t usually ask for advice and it’s often the other way around but there have been rare moments in my life where I asked someone close to me how I should address a certain issue. The best advice that was given to me was to always be the bigger person. Now, this may not always work for someone especially when they have been burned one too many times. We all try to be as patient and understanding as we can but we’re also just humans and there will be a point in our lives where things become too much for us and all of a sudden we snap.
We all have different ways of addressing an issue. What works for us may not work for others. But I think the important thing is to remain respectful in the process even if sometimes we’re at the edge of our patience because someone has stepped on our boundaries numerous times and could care less about it. I’ve been in that situation not just once and it hurts to know that there are people out there who are that insensitive and likes to assume things. They act as if they are above everyone else and shows no remorse for what they had done. At first, I couldn’t understand why I was being treated that way. I took it personally until I realized that it was the other person who has issues and they are taking it out on me. Since it’s not in my nature to mistreat someone in any way shape or form, I decided to follow my Mom’s advice. She told me to be the bigger person despite the circumstances. Things seemed to improve at some point but when it happened again I decided to speak up. I had to because I’ve had enough and couldn’t take any more disrespect from this person. I did my best to get my point across. I made sure to express my thoughts and feelings but the most important thing is that I defended myself in a respectful way.
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