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Don’t Take De Bait! July 2, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Wikipedia ~ Seven Deadly Sins (in Public Domain)

There are people “out there” who act with malice aforethought . . . spewing rubbish with the specific intent to act as irritants.

They want to rub us the wrong way.

They want to “goad us” and “get our goat.”

They want us to take “de bait.”

If we venture forth into the internet arena, we are apt to bump into a few of these caustic folks as they toss out ridiculous comments with the intent to incite and inflame our passions and prejudices.

When we meet up with them, we have a choice.  We can concede to their designs, desires, and demands by getting all hot and bothered under the collar by the abrasive nature of their comments.

Or . . . we can listen to Skipper:

“SMILE and WAVE, boys.  Just SMILE and WAVE.”

Mickey-OKIt’s not about them, it’s about us.

When someone wants to irritate and provoke us ~ on purpose ~ why give them the satisfaction of bringing their plans to fruition?

We can frustrate their best efforts and foil their best laid plans by remaining calm, cool, and collected.

Aah . . . that’s better!

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