Do not get involved with toxic matters involving other people. The reason why they say there are ”two sides to every story” is because it’s true.
People are quick to run in and jump into situations that don’t involve themselves and why? because the EGO tells them that they need to defend their spouses/relatives/friends.
I have witnessed a situation recently where third parties get involved and if anything it just fuels the situation more because why would an already heated confrontation need mindless comments from someone else?
It is obviously necessary to get involved with human rights matters if you witness them – if you feel comfortable to do so, but in this article – I am on about the pointless drama where everyone feels they need to get their two pence worth in because their EGO tells them to.
What’s not okay is how this can effect someones mental health and make them feel more worthless than they already feel, surging adrenaline and sobbing in tears because they are too caught up in the opinions of others to box off the matter for what it is. (mindless drama) which will inevitably happen through out life.
What can you do to avoid getting sucked into this you say? well, avoid listening to EGO that you have to retaliate and defend yourself as the person that you are, because only you know your inner self and the person that you are because listening to these thoughts only leads to a slippery slope of misunderstanding yourself and getting caught up in a toxic situation.
When confronted with a toxic situation impending an argument;
Step 1: Take a deep breath.
Step 2: Assess the situation and where the person is coming from – most of the time there are other surrounding factors effecting the persons judgement (unless you are in the wrong then apologize.)
Step 3: Keep composed whilst managing breathing.
Step 4: Let them vent, if it is a comfortable situation to be in.
Step 6: Be versatile in your opinion and express yourself in a dignified manner.
Step 7: If all else fails and you are not being heard, leave the situation and tell them when they are ready to listen you will talk.
When getting involved in a toxic situation that has nothing to do with you;
Step 1: Mind your own business.