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One should strive to be a person who attempts (if at all possible) to lead a quiet and peaceable life.
So many people are combative (marked by eagerness to fight or contend). We should work towards not being that way. The combative mentality is one of feeling one has been dealt a bad hand in the game of life. The person feels as if someone is always picking on them or being unfair. They feel as if they have to fight to be heard. They want their way so badly that they are contentious with everyone around them. We should learn to live at peace with others as much as possible, and avoid unnecessary fights.
Sometimes this attitude stems from our own insecurities, such as feeling a need to be validated. Let’s face it: fighting with others isn’t much fun at all. The opposite is learning to let some things go and not be so combative just for the sake of being combative. I don’t believe we want to be known as “the difficult one.” I’ve had employees whom I dreaded having to talk to, or correct. They wouldn’t listen; they always had an excuse, and were “always right.” Every time I had to deal with them, I knew it would be a big deal. After a while, these folks didn’t make it. They always blamed someone else. Let’s try not to be like that.
Take correction and listen to what others have to say (especially your boss or spiritual leader), and let’s learn to honor those in authority over us.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 7:34 AM CDT
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