Developing A Thicker Skin

If the election a few weeks ago taught us anything, it is that a lot of us need to develop a thicker skin about things.

Though the election isn’t the only area where we may need to take a proverbial concrete pill.

Take the rise in people being outraged by one thing or another.

Some “controversial” speaker comes out here, and protests are organised to stop them, or shame those who attend.

Just because we don’t like something someone says or does, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we have the right to stop others from exercising their own judgement on whether to attend or not.

If we want others to “respect” our right to be upset by what they are doing/saying, then we have to respect their right to do things that may upset us.

Therefore, wouldn’t it be more productive to learn how not to be upset by things in the first place?

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