Why do we let little things bother us?

United States
December 29, 2010 10:39am CST
So many things that make us mad, upset, or generally pissed of are meaningless! Ask yourself this question the next time you start to get bothered by something or someone. If this particular issue won't matter in 5 days or 5 minutes, then why in the heck am I allowing it to bother me now? I have used this question in my own life, and has worked very well for me? What do you think about this question, do you use something similar to calm you down?
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4 responses
@GardenGerty (73944)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Jan 11
I do not use a question. It is a statement: In the course of eternity, will this matter?" well, I guess it is a question, after all. I know that I cannot choose what happens to me, only how I choose to respond. I think it has brought me a lot of tranquility in my life to look at it this way.
• United States
1 Jan 11
You're right, and keep your positive attitude, you deserve the the tranquility that you have because you look at life with the right perspective. Have a wonderful 2011!
@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Jan 11
Have you ever read a book called Island by Aldous Huxley? In it the children are taught a dance called Stamp It Out which enables them to ´stamp out´ their frustration and ill feelings. I´ve just read the book recently, and found myself wishing I knew the dance myself earlier today!
• United States
1 Jan 11
I never read that book, but it sounds interesting. I will see if my local library has it. Thanks for the response, and have a great 2011!
@lady1993 (12520)
• Philippines
1 Jan 11
I get that feeling too.. I don't even know why I get bothered by the little things that doesn't really mater- I let it affect me. So what i do is I just become silent and think about it real hard if it's really worth being angry or worried for, or count to 10.
• United States
1 Jan 11
It's strange how we are all alike in certain ways. I like the idea of counting to 10. Thanks for your response. Good Luck to you in 2011!
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
hello fierupper3530. yes, i also use that question frequently. i do worry and get insecured most of the time, but every time this question pops up on my head, i come to think of the real reason behind my worries. though things like that should not be worried of that much. it does make me calm in some way, and triggers me to get on the positive side and never view things negatively. happy mylotting!
• United States
30 Dec 10
You have got the right attitude towards life. You will be less stressed out than others around you. Let others allow anger to consume them, we can't change others. All we can do is change ourselves. We are constantly under construction, put on your hard hat it's dangerous out there.