I can’t remember who posted it but one of the recycled was a photo of a cross-legged Kermit quoting the Dalai Lama: “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” I like all things Kermit. I like and have a lot of respect for the Dalai Lama. I’m going to differ with his thought about how others effect us, though.
I think there are times when we really need other’s behavior to bother us. We need to be SO bothered that we stand up and shout, “STOP”! We need to be SO bothered that we moved from complacency to action–whether it is a change in our own behavior or to creating change for someone else.
It’s one thing to not take some things personally. It’s another to not take things personally enough.
We are responsible. For ourselves and each other.