“You’re a jerk!” “You’re a piece of trash!”
It is no secret that when we are treated disrespectfully, we may have feelings of anguish and be moved to tears, or even suicide. To deal with these rough feelings it often helps to keep the following in mind:
We have all experienced name calling, insults and teasing, even the greatest presidents, the most talented athletes, and every member of your favorite band. If someone insults you, calls you names, or teases you, it does NOT mean that you are a bad person.
Although being treated disrespectfully does not mean that you are a bad person, skillful handling of these types of situations can have an enormous influence on how much you are liked and respected. This blog, From Insults to Respect, is designed to help you to learn to handle these challenges, along with other stressful situations.
This blog can be used as a free stress management curriculum, as well as an emotional and social intelligence curriculum. After reading the above first lesson, whenever you are ready to move on to the next lesson, all you have to do is: Look just below this paragraph and you will see a box inviting you to subscribe to this blog. Just below that box, on the right you will see the title of the next post and then double arrows pointing to the right. If you click on the double arrows it will take you to the very next post, which is the next lesson. After that lesson, you can again go to the very next lesson in the curriculum by clicking on the double arrows which appears in a similar place at the bottom right of each lesson, and so on. In this way, you can go systematically through each lesson at your own pace.