Frustration [noun]: The state of being frustrated; a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.
I started out this post thinking I had this nailed down. Upon doing a little more research, I realized that I haven’t figured it out mentally. I feel frustrated but that’s not the best descriptor.
Annoy [verb]: To disturb or irritate especially by repeated acts; to harass especially by quick brief attacks.
I thought I was frustrated by the ongoing actions of others. After looking at the definitions, I can’t associate one word with how I feel. I feel like deliberate actions have been set into place to hurt other’s. I suppose that’s what is frustrating me, but the repeated acts are disturbing also. I hate feeling like someone can be deliberately hurting others. No one has ever classified me as scheming, deliberate, or malicious. I don’t like feeling as if others are purposely acting this way. It’s not easy to have these thoughts and it’s even more disturbing to feel like others are malicious in actions. I don’t undersand why people act this way. Most of the time, I think they get a quick “high” from acting this way. This way can be talking badly about others, gossiping, being disrespectful, and anything else that can be viewed negatively. I try hard to lead by example and treat everyone respectfully and stay positive. Sometimes all the negativity and scheming brings me down. During a highly stressful week, I’m prone to these week moments.
When I think about how hurtful people can be, I always come back to what I feel is the backbone of life. “Treat others as you wish to be treated.” It’s such a simple statement, yet is difficult for many to grasp or remember. I know I’m guilty of not always treating others as I’d like to be treated, but I pride myself in making a conscious effort to live by this mantra.
How do you deal with people who don’t treat you with respect or are disrespectful to others?