Have you discovered that you often become angry over things you should ignore or lump into a tidy little folder labeled live and let live? Why do we personalize statements and comments made by others that aren’t actually about us at all.
Nowhere is this more common than in religious or political discussions, and I have noted that with all the shouting and name calling, nobody even listens to anybody who disagrees with his initial mindset, and much less is willing to change his mind about anything.
I don’t have the answer as to why we allow ourselves to rant and rage over things we can’t change, in this case mainly differing opinions of others, but I do know that in this case acceptance is definitely the answer to all of our problems. We build walls and burn bridges, making relationships awkward and more difficult, when we could SILENTLY agree to disagree.
In the 60s there was a poster that read “What if they had a war and nobody came?” Maybe more of us should try this option socially, at work, with family and on Facebook.