Our Moral Compass: A Natural Consequence

“Being offended is the natural consequence of leaving one’s home.”

-Fran Leobwitz

In today’s quote American author Fran Leobwitz reminds us to be prepared to be offended when we choose to leave our home and interact with others and the world around us. It is inevitable and when we do we are almost certainly faced with others and their unpleasant personal habits. These are different than ours but we need to remember that is ok because so are ours. We just need to get over it.

Ken Wert, found of meantobehappy.com writes about 10 ways we can stop being so easily offended:

#1: TALK YOURSELF OUT OF BEING OFFENDED

#2: PUT YOURSELF IN THE “OFFENDER’S” SHOES

#3: ASSUME A BENEVOLENT MOTIVE-assume that they have noble intent

#4: PRACTICE DETACHMENT-keep emotion out of it

#5: LEARN HUMILITY-its the key to inner peace and true happiness

#6: LOVE TRUTH MORE THAN BEING RIGHT

#7: OVERCOME SELF-CENTEREDNESS-it’s not about you

#8: RESERVE JUDGMENT

#9: ACCEPT IMPERFECTION

#10: ACCEPT YOURSELF-this also means that you love yourself and the imperfections from #9

There is a quote he used from Abraham Lincoln that I believe sums things up best when it comes to the concept of being offended:

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s