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I've often resorted to using language to taunt or gibe with witty or sharp phrasing when for example customer service has been especially poor. It's made me feel better in the moment. Perhaps even, dare I say, superior...

Now I try to avoid doing that. I don't have to engage. I'm fine with another human being having a bad day at work, or other things going on. I don't know their circumstances.

NOT engaging in that way often makes me feel better in the long term.

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@axbom Yes, this is 'the' choice isn't it: Who do I want to be and How do I want to show up (in the world).

Having an anchor in this to lean or, rather than deciding in every moment, makes for better resource management (where me and my energy is the resource at stake).

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