Recently, I’ve noticed how people are obsessed with getting revenge or demanding their recourse over things that have happened to them, or something that was said to them. They feel the urge to respond to everything angrily and emotionally.
No wonder why we’re on a one-way trip to a nervous breakdown.
This week, a 2 minute video clip has made re-think how I feel about reacting to everything that is being said of me negatively, also how I was treated or had something done to me. I would listen to it a few times, in order to fully understand the point.
Let them “own it.”
You don’t have to reply to everything that’s being said, demand something, or expect anything. Let them “own it.” Why? As ESPN’s Colin Cowherd explains in the video clip below, they’ll feel guilty about it (mentally, and do what they can to hide it). Secondly, on that same psychological line, you will get your own satisfaction and peace.
Once you have discovered that, you have moved on. No need to ask for recourse or compensation. What’s done is done.
Mentally, by walking away and letting them “own it”, you break free from obsessing about it, ruminating and being angry about it.
Initially, you want to react, reply, and attack everything in your path, but eventually you have to free yourself mentally. We’re big boys and girls. You know how to move on with your life. You should move on with your life.
If you don’t walk away, that’s a you problem, and you’ll never move on.