How do you stay calm? I mean it is one thing to stay calm in a heated situation that maybe upsets you. It is another thing to stay calm in situations that could cause you or someone you love harm. Or wait… are they potentially the same thing?? Well they can be. Essentially both are a confrontation of some sort. The end result could be different but initially when we break down the general concept… it is a confrontation. A situation where you must face your fears.
You might have heard of the term “non-confrontational”? Well that is the current world we live in.
Our world is leaving us a Legacy of Technology. People think that texting, face booking, emailing, etc. are the only ways to communicate. I mean why do it in person or even over the phone when you can hide behind a key board. This reminds me of the scene in Jerry McGuire when he got Bob Sugar-ed or fired in a restaurant. A public place so he wouldn’t make a scene.
Honestly, most people would rather be non-confrontation. Instead, they are completely happy judging instead of actually facing someone in person and talking with them. Notice I said with them and not to them. You can’t go into the conversation and think that you are going to change the way someone thinks or feels. If so, often enough the conversation will be a waste of time. However, if you give yourself a moment and collect your thoughts you can share them. Then you can also listen. You might remember my comments on that in my last blog. The concept here is that we can just talk. We can communicate about something and not have to be right or prove a point. Just absorb the information by taking ourselves out of the equation. Wow!!! If we could do this as a civilization that would be an amazing thing.
“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” said Thomas S. Szasz.
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