Giving Away your Life through Pointless Arguing
Arguing with a sign post? Photo by redbettyblack; creative commons license
I didn’t realize until today that I’ve completely stopped a habit that used to rob me of countless hours of my time. I’m at a place in my life where time is more important than money, but it has to do with perspective moreso than wealth. Maybe this old habit of mine started when I was much poorer and I had much more time than money, but at some point early in my life, I began to spend way too much of my week writing rebuttals.
These were letters to complain about customer service, for example. I’d come home incensed and spend the rest of the day upset, and much of it exorcising this demon by writing it out in the form of a hate letter. Though I still write for catharsis and self-inquiry in personal and spiritual matters, in these cases, I now simply decide not to patronize that store again. I don’t have to give them the benefit of knowing how badly they’re screwing up so that they can fix their problem…unless they want to pay me a consulting fee. I can, with a quiet heart, let them go out of business for their poor service….
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