To Live a Peaceful Life, Ignore Others’ Drama

His text messages were outrageous. He blamed me I was responsible for what happened.

I could have replied and defended myself, that it’s not my fault.

Yet, I remained silent.

(Yes I know what you’re thinking.)

It was frustrating. But I did try my best and move on.

A few days later, we’re OK. He realized he was wrong and he didn’t mean it.

What a relief.

But imagine if I did react and vent out my anger. Imagine if I replied with self-righteous messages.

Imagine if I said that he’s an idiot and he needed to stop being so dramatic, whatever.

But I did not. And that made a huge difference.

It’s crazy how we always react to others’ drama even though we know it won’t help the situation.

It’s better to ignore and move on.

Of course there will be instances where we need to respond and explain everything — maybe a life or death situation? That’s the exception.

But most of the time, our reactions aren’t necessary.

Acknowledge the anger (or any reactions), and then let go.

It’s not easy. And it takes a lot of practice. But it’s one way to stay sane and composed.

What I do is I try to understand that nobody’s perfect, and that some people couldn’t help themselves but fall into drama. No need to take things personally.

Learn more about anger management here.

“When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticisms and misguided opinions, walking away is the best way to stand up for yourself. To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude.” ― Dodinsky

PS: I admit though that sometimes, well, I just can’t ignore it. There were some situations that I burst out. Yes it happens.