We come across and interact with people who knowingly or unknowingly are offensive and on our part, we let it happen. Only we have the power to stop it.
It doesn’t have to be that way; we can all choose to communicate differently. We can choose to be a little more empathetic, a little more understanding. Just as we appreciate and hope people will come to understand our failings to communicate appropriately, so must we with others.
Tap into your own unconscious thoughts
Learn to understand them, so that you’re able to deal with your past issues. We’re offended because we’re angry, but we don’t always know our anger is from our unconscious thinking. Dealing with past issues will bring more calm to our thoughts and into our life and that will impact our thinking positively.
If you have people in your life who use offensive behaviour as a communication tool, distance yourself from them, or ask them to stop using offensive behaviour. Just because we have people in our lives who emulate bad behaviour, doesn’t mean we must tolerate their behaviour.
Change from the inside out. Bring empathy, tolerance, patience and compassion into your understanding and use those as your mantras. Not only will you love the change in yourself, you’ll not tolerate other people’s bad behaviour.
Our circumstances and what we deal with are very much part of the problems, but we must change how we communicate.