I want a life that’s quiet, one that doesn’t involve having to compromise my thoughts, feelings and beliefs and where I don’t have to avoid stress for fear of becoming unwell.
The problem is that if we have years of negative history with certain people and that continues, we’re likely to get stressed and unwell. Although the right communication, we may not always get it. It depends on who is communicating. Stress isn’t something that’s created by itself, we create it, we don’t consciously look for it.
However, if we all learned to communicate more diplomatically or tactfully, people would be more inclined to work with each other. For whatever reason, there are just some people, who are incapable of being reasoned with, however hard we try to reason with them.
If we all used tact and diplomacy to communicate, I’m not sure why we would need to get stressed. I was always taught never to overstep my boundaries. It’s important to think about what we want to say and whether what we want to say will have a negative impact on the other person.
I choose to apply that principle to all areas of my life and I believe it works, although as a child given my issues that wasn’t so easy to do.