I remember a lesson from the very first self-help book I ever read.
It said that when someone says or does something hurtful, it’s like they’re handing you a knife and asking you to stab yourself with it.
The idea was that you could choose to just drop the knife and walk away unharmed.
In other words, you could choose not to be hurt.
Putting Self-Help Advice Into Practice
This concept made such an impression on me that I still remember it more than 30 years later. Read More