One Way to Find Peace

Protect yourself from your own thoughts.

– Rumi


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In case you missed this on Freshly Pressed…hilarious ways to stop jerks in their tracks…

I Miss You When I Blink

Let’s tackle an issue everyone has to deal with sometime: Jerks.

Whether it’s the guy at work who lords his higher spot on the totem pole over everyone else, or the girl who gossips loudly about other people, or perhaps the meat-head who makes fun of a shy person with a lisp. Assholes are out there. And they always will be.

It’s best to be prepared.

I don’t like confrontation, so believe you me, I’m not recommending we get up in the face of every jackass who says or does something mean. In fact, the key to these moves isn’t direct conflict at all. It’s all about understatement. The idea here is to throw the person psychologically off balance with weird, quiet, out-of-context reactions to their bad behavior. Even better, do it in front of a crowd, just to make the meanie extra uncomfortable.

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1. Shhh…


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1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.


2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.


3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.


4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.


5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.


6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.


7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.


8. Spend some time alone every day.


9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.


10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.


11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able…

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