Insolence, dishonesty, alienation, impatience, loss of integrity, uselessness. When we work with people, there will always be disappointments. Do these terms apply to anyone you know?
Last week, someone who owes me money sent an email asking if I hold grudges. I didn’t know how to respond.
If I say, “No, I don’t hold grudges” – does that let her off the hook? If I say, “Yes” – does that make me a bad person so she is okay not to pay?
When people are embroiled in insolence, dishonesty, alienation, etc…see list above…it is easy to be pulled down with them. Yesterday, I opened a book and found a note that I had written a long time ago: “True power lies in reticence, tranquility and detachment.”
Perhaps my “no response” was the best response. What would you do? I’m sincerely seeking your advice. – Shar McBee