How to Respond to an Act of Disrespect
Don’t add to the indignity of the situation
“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.” — Thomas Paine
Have you ever found yourself speechless?
Maybe you find yourself in a familiar situation and someone — most likely someone familiar or close to you — says something completely unexpected.
You’re left with a sense of unease, feeling as if you’ve been knocked off-balance. Your mind swirls, your heart beats quickly, and you struggle for words as you try to recover from this verbal blow.
It’s a lamentable scenario, as someone has put you on the spot. What’s the best way to respond in such a situation?
I was recently reading about just such an occurrence in the life of George Washington that illustrated this perfectly.