Sunday, August 26, 2007

Anger = Wasted Energy

Since being confronted by someone who does not know me with a false claim, I spent an enormous amount of energy being angry and indignant. It was fueled by pride in a nearly spotless reputation as well as shock and disbelief. Friends told me to forget it, but the incident was like an ugly, dark cloud over my head. FINALLY, I've reached the point where I realize spending any more energy on something I cannot/could not control is pointless. I can now feel empathy for the victim of someone else's destructive act. Her behavior was reprehensible, but due to her distress and pride in her vehicle. I hope that she comes to realize that people are more important than things. With this posting, I am putting the incident out of my mind.

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