Not Letting Rudeness Get to Me

@megamatt (14327)
United States
October 29, 2012 11:41am CST
I'm sure like I have, you have encountered your fair share of rude and inconsiderate people in your life. At one point, I wanted to yell at them or worse, but I came to the realization, if they're going to be rude, that's their own fault they want to live a miserable life. They're going to eventually catch the wrong person, and get a harsh taste of reality. I'm just going to let it go, and just set the best example I can. Just take a deep breath, life is too short to let these people bother you. Even if they seem to be around most corners in your day to day life.
8 responses
• United States
29 Oct 12
I have two bosses and there both husband and wife and they drive my crazy not so much the wife but the husband everyday that i come into the office and there both in here he yells at her and i cant believe it because its so rude and he trests her like crap so i see it all the time. I just cant believe that he does this everyday to her and today she said im done you talk to him about everything from now on. Im like fine but i dont want the stress anymore and him elling makes me nervous and i start not breathing good its so hard but i guess its the life of working.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
29 Oct 12
I can see how that would get to many people. That is just a bad workplace environment situation. Where it is hard to really wrap your head around, and it has to trickle on down to the workers. At least that's what I see. That just proves that having such a relationship so close to the top might not lead to a good workplace environment. But that cannot be helped. Thanks for responding.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
29 Oct 12
There are very few rude people in my life that I can't deal with - and the ones that are family members, sadly enough. Generally, when someone is rude to me, I simply laugh at them or make some sarcastic comment that they are unable to comprehend.. and laugh at them even more ;)
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
29 Oct 12
That really is the worst, when the rude people are the ones that are related for us. Where no matter what, we can't completely cut ties from them out of their life. People on the street, in customer service, in classrooms, in the workplace, in other places, yeah that's easy. People who are related to you, that's another matter entirely. Everyone copes with this situation in their own ways. Thanks for responding.
@estremms (324)
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
It's so hard to just ignore people who are being rude but I do that, I ignore people if they're rude to me. If I responded negatively to their rudeness I know that I won't get an upper hand with them. I will only waste my time and energy and it just might make things bigger and it's not worth my time, I have more important things to do.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
30 Oct 12
I know I shouldn't be bothered by people like these, but I'm just too sensitive in that sense... it always gets me. Not in a way that I react with the same rudeness and let the fight begin, but I usually feel belittled and anxious and sad and some rude people just can ruin my day.
• India
30 Oct 12
It is true that there are some people who could drive you to the limit of your patience. I frequently face such people in my workplace. They would themselves provide incorrect account details and then would complain again and again that they haven't received the funds. I have seen that in such cases you sometimes have to be a little rude as you can't afford to let these guys ruin the day for you. But I still try a lot not to be rude on anyone as I think that what you could win by a smile can't be won with harsh words.
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Honestly if it is something small I might let it go however if someone is flat out rude to me I'll usually let them know how I feel. The reason being is that I want them to know that I'm a nice person who doesn't deserve to be treated in any less then a respectful manor. I'm very polite and formal about it so I do believe I still set a good example by not stooping to their level, standing up for myself, and acting mature. Besides pointing out to someone that they're acting disrespectful and classless in a polite manor can sometimes be more humiliating then putting them in their place with harsh words.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
29 Oct 12
While it is noble to 'take a deep breath' and exercise some self restraint, there are occasions when confronting the rude person may send the apropriate message! You are usually in the best position to determine which method (wheteher it is using self restraint or the confrontational approach) you may wish to use.
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Oct 12
I have defintely had my fair share of dealing with rude people. It is the worst. And your right, if someone else chooses to be rude then it is their own problem. I try to ignore it the best I can. I try to kill them with kindness as much as I can also. That usually works too! Life is too short to dwell on things like that, besides it only bothers us not them...