You can choose to not be offended.
We live in a world where cancel culture has become a part of our lives. It’s all too easy to get offended or take offense.
Studio 5 Relationship Contributor Dr. Matt Townsend says it’s time to end the war of the offenders and the offended. Let’s not forget we are all only human. He shares four things we need to remember to stop perpetuating the culture of the offended and the offensive.
Find more on Matt’s REAL Communication/Real Connection Couples workshop on March 12th, 2022 on his website, www.matttownsend.com.
4 Ways to Not Be Offended and Stop Perpetuating Cancel Culture
Remember How Deeply Dependent You Really Are
“Everyone of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” Carl Sagan
Can you perform surgery on your eyes? Can you build, purchase, and fly a plane to another state for business? Can you grow your own food? Can you cure your own disease? We’re all one step away from having a real need for others
Matt says people are different. They’re not going to change for you, nor should they have to. Instead, we need to remember that we all can be different and still find ways to work together
Real Confidence Comes by Strengthening Yourself Not Weakening Others
Remember you power can’t come from weakening everyone else in the world, it must come from strengthening yourself.
Truth Matters…Even If You Don’t “Like” It
Matt encourages us to take the time research, understand, and clarify the truths before form an opinion on anything. Be willing to adjust, evolve and improve your position based on the truth that you learn.
Remember: Deep Down We’re All the Same
Something that keeps us all so divided, and defensive is the simple fact that we all feel like we’re so dissimilar. Human beings are roughly 97% the exact same. We all need the same thing physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.