Mean People Suck: Don’t Let ‘Em Break You

Mean People SuckFor the last few days, I’ve been working on a blog post on a completely different topic, but that’s the thing about sharing motivational morsels; it always works best to attack the issues of the day. That’s why I’d like to have a quick chat (albeit a one-way one until someone chooses to comment), on the importance of working together and not against each other, and not allowing MEAN to break you. Quite simply, mean people suck, and I just won’t have it!

I see it all the time in the ol’ day-to-day action. People are so quick to point fingers and find someone to blame when a situation gets sticky, but I always urge myself to focus on results and solutions. I also stress the importance of communicating positively and fairly, regardless of how tough the cookie you have to serve might be. Regardless of the situation, always try to work together towards results, rather than against each other towards conflict. Mean people suck! Don’t be one.

Now I know it’s hard to hold on to your cool sometimes when people fling attitudes and snotty, little pointy fingers at you, but it is definitely something you should always woosah yourself through. Letting negativity or conflict bring you down to its level, what I’m referring to as the MEAN, only worsens the situation and spreads more negativity. Standing your NICE ground, on the other hand, usually helps to soften the situation, and well, quite honestly it gives folks, even the mean ones, a little more hope in humanity. And we could all use a little bit more of that, I think. Focus my friends. Mean people suck. Always choose to be nice instead!

And never let the MEAN break you, make you bitter, or dull your shine – mean people suck, but you don’t have to. At the end of the day, when I’ve walked away and calmed down from my own verge of breaking my NICE, I feel like I always win, have better relationships, garner more respect from others, and just feel healthier. Giving into the MEAN might temporarily feel like a victory, but in the end it is that MEAN that would have won once you gave into it and it’s evil little ways. Mean people suck, but I simply won’t let them change me.

So stay cool, be nice, spread kindness, let the mean-sicles be mean, and keep your heart and spirit healthy with all the NICE you can possibly muster. Because like my pal Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” and, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

One more time just for good measure, shall we? Mean people suck!

Happy Tuesday!

Sonia, Word Share Junkie

2 thoughts on “Mean People Suck: Don’t Let ‘Em Break You

  1. Hey baby girl – another great post. You’re one tough, nice cookie. I totally get what you are laying down about the MEAN. There’s a woman at my church who – despite being a so-called patron of our Lord – is slicker than a two dollar bill. Sometimes she gets so competitive about the cookoffs or the drives and it’s hard to not try to call her out that she’s missing the point of spreading the good word and seeing the bigger picture of what we’re all here to do. She needs to carry a bit more love in her heart and have a stiff drink (or man) in her life – LOL. I’m terrible. But anyways…I keep my cool, like you said, and figure that what she’s putting out the in world comes back to her in spades.

    Keep on doing what you’re doing and spreading the message. Great new profile picture. I love that eyeshadow. A bit bolder than what I’d wear but I haven’t worn eyeshadow in years because of my skin allergy.

    Take care,

    Betty

    • Hi Betty! I’m glad you’re still reading and that you enjoyed the message of this post. It’s all about maintaining your positive ground regardless of how those around you might behave. Giving into the MEAN just isn’t worth it,

      Thanks for the compliment on the picture. I thought it was time to get rid of the cartoon-like one. As far as the eyeshadow, I love to keep it colorful! =)

      Have a great day,
      Sonia

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