On a daily basis 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 of course because we can all choose to communicate differently. We can all 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.
Below are several ways to prevent being offended:
- Learn to tap into your own unconscious thoughts and learn to understand them, so that you’re able to deal with your past issues. We’re offended because we’re angry and we don’t know that’s what we are. Dealing with our issues will automatically bring more calm into our thoughts and into our life and that will always impact our conversations positively;
- If you happen to live or have people in your life who use offensive behaviour as a communication tool, choose to distance yourself from them, or from them using offensive behaviour in front of you. Just because these people are in our lives, doesn’t mean we must tolerate their bad behaviour;
- Change your lifestyle so that you 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 and you’ll learn not to tolerate other people’s bad behaviour.
Finally, our circumstances and what we deal with are very much part of that scenario, but perhaps we must all change how we communicate.