Erm, wow. I’m not sure how to answer this without sounding all quasi-philosophical and self righteous, but I’ll try…
You’ll probably be dead within 70 years, so quit stressing about things that really—in the grand scheme of things—don’t matter. I see people get consumed by the littlest issues: small, petty arguments; trivial decisions (‘Do I use a <nav> or a <ul>?’); always thinking or assuming people are out to get them; overthinking situations; making mountains out of molehills; holding grudges. It’s really bad for them.
I was a very hot-headed teenager; I was always arguing with someone (usually my dad, which is partly (mainly?) why I left home as soon as I could), always disagreeing, always caring too much about nothing. Then, when I was about 18 or so, I made a very conscious decision to be more laid back. I decided to let things wash over me, I chose not to let things annoy me, I chose to assume that the person who was rude to me in the store earlier on was just having a bad day, and doesn’t have some personal vendetta against me.
Since then I’ve found I’m more tolerant, I haven’t had a single fall out with anyone, I’m more open minded.
So yeah, I guess, just don’t let things affect you too much. Weigh things up, put them into perspective, be more laid back, quit stressing. It’s better that way.Tweet this