When Words Devastate

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Image courtesy of Tharakorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What I had hoped to be a conversation filled with laughter and juicy tidbits about her hunky next door neighbor turned into a therapy session of sorts. I got a phone call from a friend I haven’t seen in a long time, and instead of her usual jolly self, she was up in arms, and almost ready to punch someone in the nose out of sheer fury. I patiently listened as she ranted on about how her officemate makes snide remarks about her behind her back.

Things like these are inevitable, I guess. It’s how we take it. Of course, we are but human to be affected, but we should try our best not to let these things ruin our day. There are people who will always be envious of us, and of our achievements, whether big or small. Sometimes it works to just laugh things off.

But of course, we should discern whether the negative things other people say about us are starting to ruin our reputation. When that happens, it is time to take action.

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