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Apr 04, 2019 11:53:36

Dealing with comments

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 386🔥 | 396💌


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How do you deal with an offensive comment?

In this day of texts, IMs, social media and what's up group conversations, there is a very high probability of a not particularly bright comment. 

How do you deal with it?

Do you place an individual in the "Don't Need This Character In My Life" bucket after one comment?

Or do you make yourself available for more punches to the gut. Turn the other cheek and be stoic?

I have a Nigerian friend that just smiles at ugly jokes people feel entitled to make about Nigeria. He tells me, if they see that they can get to you, that is worse. I have been accused of being an open book so most individuals know when they get to me. 
I was recently bothered by this so I decided to call a wise friend living in another continent about this. He tells me that people don't say something new. They probably heard it before at home or from friends.
Most people's insensitivity or grace is often a reflection of their upbringing and company. 

That makes me smile. That is a perspective that I can understand and accept.

I need to always remember this.  

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    @keni I don't think I would relegate someone to the "black list" after just one comment. I usually look for a pattern of behavior because everyone has a bad day sooner or later. I do agree with your wise friend.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 04, 2019 12:56:05
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      @brandonwilson - True. Maybe after one comment is too strict.
      Which part of the country are you in now?

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 05, 2019 11:40:49
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      @keni Last night I stayed in Nashville, TN. Today is the final day of driving to the destination near Charlotte, NC. It's cloudy but at least no rain today so far.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 05, 2019 09:55:51
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