Journalist Sydney J. Harris said, “If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?”
Har-old, they can’t get under your skin if it’s thick!
Become the “elephant in the room.”
Forgive but never forget.
Look constantly to the past that haunts your kitchen cabinets.
Negative criticism, jokes at your expense, disappointments, disheartening moments, disillusions, failures, losses, etc.
Though not to let them eat away at you and cloud your reason.
But to give you a “I heard it all ear,” a “I’ve seen it all eye,” a “I’ve been through it all mind.”
This will thicken your skin so much, that of the 206 bones in your body, people and things will ONLY be able to hit your funny bone.
Laugh with them … then laugh at them.
Train yourself to take nothing personal.
Do not be so vain!
Control your emotional responses.
You are a mind with a body; not a heart with a body.
Being sensitive, paranoid, defensive and subjective will thin you, Har-old.
Be the slippery soap that cannot be held: Let no one or nothing dry you up, or keep you in their “palm.”