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November 11, 2014

How to Drive People Crazy

Image: Flickr/Michael Yan

Image: Flickr/Michael Yan

“Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.” (Oscar Wilde)

When someone you know is just spoiling for a good fight, the worst thing you can do is give them one. Instead, if you really want to give them “what for”, rise above the fray and stand your ground with complete calm. It takes an incredible amount of self-control, but you’ll be amazed at the results once you muster the strength to pull it off. Your kids will get so flustered. Your mother-in-law won’t know what to do. Your boss. Your ex. People get so bent out of shape watching you keep your cool!
Imagine, they will get frustrated with you for being mature, instead of you getting frustrated with them for being immature!
It’s a much better position to be in — and, it can be pretty entertaining to watch. Just be sure to stifle your grin when someone, in all earnestness, cries out, “Stop being so calm!!!”

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