Life Is Too Short!

I think arguments are a waste of time! Life is too short for fights!

Now I do understand that people won't always agree on things. Sometimes your personality will clash with someone else's. Sometimes someone will just get on your very last nerve!!! But I still don't think that arguing or fighting is the answer.

I used to argue with my ex all the time. What a waste of time those arguments were. We never got anywhere with them. After all that arguing we were never any closer to a compromise. The best way to reach an agreement about something is to just sit down and talk it out in a calm and rational manner.

Yes we have emotions and yes those emotions get flared up sometimes. But we should never allow those emotions to cause us to hurt other people or ourselves. I cry when I get upset. Or if I'm really really upset, I run away or I scream. I don't scream at people. I just walk off somewhere and let a big scream out when I think nobody can hear me.

Even if a child does something to severely upset me, I don't punish them right then and there. I go somewhere and cool off first. Then I discipline the child.

I'm not saying I have never lost my temper. I have. But I think that every time I have ever lost my temper it was a waste of time and energy and I never want to do it again.

I don't think violence is the answer. Turn the other cheek. Let them slap the other one too, if they so desire. If someone wants to hurt me, fine. But I'm not going to hurt them back. Vengeance is the Lord's. (Romans 12:19)

And I'm not going to break things, either. I've seen people get mad and throw stuff or break windows or whatever. But when your anger cools down you realize you've destroyed something that may or may not be replenishable. And I hate to see things get broken anyway, because somebody, somewhere in the world, took the time and effort to make that object in the first place. And if I were the one that made it I would never want someone else to come along and destroy it just because they were upset about something else. That would be dishonoring me. Even if I was paid to make that object because I worked in a factory or something, my time and effort is wasted if the object that I helped to make is destroyed.

RaggedyAnn RaggedyAnn
26-30, F
May 7, 2007