#114: Why are you offended
Everyone around me is utterly selfish
Why are you offended? Everyone around me is utterly selfish. They are all wrapped up in their own responsibilities, aspirations, and dramas. Most likely, they aren’t even aware of my existence. At best, I am somewhere on the fringes of their ever-decreasing attention span.
So? I feel the impulse to label this reality as brutal and cold. It hurts to see that the world is different from what I was told it’s like.
What’s the source of your hurt? I feel cheated. I also don’t want to be that kind person myself. But if I’m being honest, I too go through my day selfishly pursuing my interests and realizing my desires. I can recall instances in which I too interrupt, don’t listen, elbow on the subway, reject, offend, neglect, abandon, etc.
So how do you stop being offended? Get so busy living that selfish life of mine, that there is no room for getting offended at others living theirs.