Why Can’t I Be the Bigger Person?

I find it so difficult to smile and nod when someone is being an asshole. I used to be such a ray of sunshine when I was a fresh faced 18 year old. Even when I was face to face with someone’s obnoxiousness, I usually didn’t care because I could “rise above” it.

Now, I’m practically incapable of letting that kind of behaviour go, and I have no regrets. But it would be nice to be able to bite my tongue and sidestep confrontations at times. I am still fully capable of ignoring a sticky situation – I just have to spend an inordinate amount of time convincing myself to do so.

These days, this inner dialogue is a daily thing. Even with family. But I still have no special patience for crap, even from family members.

I just have so little tolerance for idiots, these days. Anyone else?!

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