Thursday, June 8, 2023

air moving..................

 Someone has insulted you?  You mean, rather, that you allowed them to insult you.

     Because regardless of their intention, what they say is just air moving between the two of you.  Their words become an insult only if you regard them as such.  Otherwise, they are the uttering of a fool.

     Try, therefore, not to be bewildered by appearances, and instead take a break from the situation, put some distance between yourself and the immediate impression.  That way you will find that it is easier to retain command of your ruling faculty, your ability to reason.

-Massimo Pigliucci, A Field Guide to a Happy Life

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