Why You Should BE OFFENDED!

๐Ÿคฌย BE OFFENDED!ย ๐Ÿคฌ

If you’re offended, you know what: that’s FANTASTIC!ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I’m not kidding, being offended is AWESOME!ย ๐Ÿ’ฏ

๐Ÿ—ฃย “HAVE YOU GONE MAD, DONALD?!”ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ

No, seriously! I want you to find ways to be offended! BUT hear me out!ย ๐Ÿ‘‚

Why the hell am I even saying that? That sounds ridiculous, right?!ย ๐Ÿคจ

๐ŸŒŸย Because when you feel offended, you have the opportunity to ask yourself: “Why?”ย ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ“–ย “What upsets people is not things themselves but their judgments about the things.” ~ Epictetusย ๐Ÿ“–

Often times we are NOT aware why we are offended. Often times we are not even aware what judgments we are making about people, things, and situations in our lives. We simply just…be offended.ย ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Let’s put an end to that!ย ๐Ÿ›‘

๐ŸŒŸย The fact we don’t understand our emotions is the very reason we need to feel them, so we can understand what’s going on beneath the surface.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

Ask yourself: “WHY???”ย ๐Ÿ—ฃ

๐Ÿ“ย Did someone say something that went against your beliefs?

๐Ÿ“ย Did a situation remind you of a past event where you felt hurt?

๐Ÿ“ย Did you feel powerless and your body went into defense mode?

I can’t answer those questions for you. But the better you understand yourself and what offends you, the better you can handle those stressful responses in the future.ย ๐Ÿ˜„

Rather than be empowered through being offended, you can now be empowered through self-awareness!ย ๐Ÿ’ช

๐ŸŒŸย The answers to your “Why” are the reasons to your suffering.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

I’m NOT saying be offended for the sake of being offended. We’ve just been missing this second step for far too long!ย ๐Ÿ‘

I’m saying be offended…AND let it be your gateway towards introspection, towards a better understanding of yourself of your beliefs, your values, and your sense of identity.ย ๐Ÿ‘ค

So please: Be offended…AND ask yourself “Why?” Just don’t forget the second step, okay?!ย โค๏ธ

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