“Refusing to put your time and energy into arguing, and ignoring someone completely, could be a better use of your resources.”13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do” by Amy Morin
This will be the last post about this book, but there is so much more in it. I’m trying to limit myself to five short posts about each book, but I just couldn’t pass up this last one.
No Need To Argue
In person and online, 99% of the time there is no real need to argue with people. We waste our time and energy, two of our most precious resources. When we argue our point with words, all we do is set people around us on the defensive and create more drama to live through.
What can we do instead? Live our own lives the way we want to and walk away from arguments.
I can hear you already…but…but…what if people are wrong?!
You’re not going to change other people’s thoughts or behavior by arguing with them.
You’re just not. I’m sorry.
People are mostly social creatures though, and if your life is peaceful and joyful, they’ll want to be around you. And subtle daily influence changes hearts and minds, not social media comments and intense words about how wrong they are over lunch.