I know, it can be incredibly infuriating when you watch someone make a bad choice or voice a stupid opinion. It’s worse than nails on a chalkboard, especially if YOU can see the answer plain as day!

The truth is we can’t make other people do things they don’t want to do or change their beliefs. This can be quite frustrating but it doesn’t mean that you are powerless. You still have one incredibly powerful tool at your disposal: 

You can control you.

You have the ability to do something about the issue. You can find a way to make a difference. You can start a conversation with these people and see if there’s any opening for dialogue. You can also find a group of like-minded people to work with. It’s up to you to stand up for the thing you believe is true. Even if your actions don’t stop other people from running headlong into the wall in front of them, you can still learn from their mistakes and avoid those obstacles yourself. Not to mention that by seeing their thoughts, actions, and opinions, you actually learn quite a bit about them. This can be invaluable information as it may help you understand them better, even if you don’t agree with them. Then you will have a good sense of who you want standing by your side! 

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