Today wasn't a banner day for me in dealing with other people.
Seems some people just can't be nice, honest, polite or fair.
What's new, right?
Out of sheer frustration, I sent out this tweet:
WOW! I am up to my eyeballs in bull crap! Ridiculous! Time to contact a bull crap removal team... And, oh yeah, some people just suck.
Then I reconsidered and sent out this follow-up tweet:
OK, I should probably clarify. What people do or say can suck. Despite acting sucky, there is probably a bit of good in them somewhere.
I admit it can take an extraordinary effort on my part to see the good in other people when they are acting anything but good. But that is the thing I needed to remind myself today. Just because people act sucky and say sucky things doesn't make them sucky.
I know this seems very Pollyanna of me. But I think the thought that there is a little bit of good in everyone is one of the few things that keeps me from crawling into a cave and sealing myself in with a large boulder. Seeing the good in others is how I deal with difficult people.
More thoughts on this subject tomorrow...