I was having this conversation with a client about why getting emotionally stronger is the most important thing today.
One of the questions I asked was what was one thing that took away their their happiness today?
Here’s what they responded:
“I had just had my last bite of lunch in office today, and as I finished, two colleagues came up.
In order to make sure they could get a table in peak lunch hours, one asked if I was not going to have a dessert (signalling me to get up).
As I got up with a frown on my face, the other colleague pulled away the chair immediately even without letting me get away from there.
This was so disrespectful.”
Btw, how many such people are we going to meet who do not care about what you care about? Perhaps many.
If we keep on allowing people to create holes in our happiness, we go to our family at the end of the day with this leaking bucket and not enjoy with them either.
Why not experiment the other way?
Decide what’s more important for you:
Losing your calm to “teach” them something they aren’t going to learn anyways
Using your calm to teach yourself that your happiness and filled up bucket sans leakages and holes is most important thing for your most important people, i.e., your family.