“How much more damage anger and grief do than the things that cause them.” – Marcus Aurelius
Our opinions are typically much more damaging than actual events. How many times have you said something silly and thought about it for the rest of the day? Meanwhile, the other person probably thought nothing of it even in that moment, certainly not later that day. There are a lot of things like this in life. Little things that cause us anger, grief or pain. Yet these things only do so because of the opinions we have about them. We can choose whether to indulge these opinions. We can choose to opt for an opinion that empowers us rather than causes us pain. Keep that in mind next time you face one of those moments.