Get Over It

It is hard for me to believe that I have been writing here at Saving Advice for close to two years now. After about 150 columns, I am pleased to count many of you among my new friends! I’ve also developed a sense of how readers are likely to react to anything that I write. Sometimes, comments will be generally favorable. Sometimes people will agree with my thoughts. Sometimes people will disagree. That is to be expected.

Then there is that small subset of readers who occasionally get so outraged by something that I offer that they feel compelled to post vitriolic comments. Not the “Dave — I see your point but I don’t agree with you” responses, but the 

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11 Responses to Get Over It

  1. Princessperky says:

    Ditto! I have been trying to get that through my kids heads. Life isn’t much fun when you are spewing anger left and right, over things you have no control.

  2. Annie Jones says:

    I agree. Life’s too short to be angry all the time.

  3. sewingirl says:

    Everyone needs a hobby….maybe they could try stamp collecting?

  4. baselle says:

    I’ve been noticing that in most web reviews or any place where one can comment. Must have something to do with the supposed anonymity. Its getting so that one has to average together 5 stars with the 1 stars. Get over it is great advice no matter where you are.

  5. Cara Riggles says:

    I totally agree! Sometimes I cannot believe the comments that people will inflict upon others under the guise of anonymity! It is infuriating; thus, I usually have to stop reading and focus back on the actual article or post!

  6. behappy says:

    Dave,being angry steels precious moments of ones life that could be better spent being happy. It is okay to disagree with others but how much better would everyone’s life be if they could follow you advice and “get over it”. I feel bad for those who have no peace and grace in there lives. Peace is truly a great feeling, that is why it is a hard place to reach. Enjoy your life and help others enjoy their’s too. Be Happy.

  7. Ann says:

    This was a lesson I had to learn… and did a little later than was probably good for me! LOL

    I’ve become a big proponent of only worrying or getting really angry about things I can control. If I can’t control it, at least I can control my response to it.

    Life’s always going to throw things at you that you don’t like, but being a grumpy, whiny sourpuss isn’t going to help any situation. :-)

  8. Jackie says:

    lol, I’m a bit of a ranter. I usually try to make it funny and it’s how I blow off the steam (not always to other people, sometimes just on my livejournal) — I rarely take the things I rant about seriously. The things I have serious problems with – rape, genocide, poverty, greed, pedophilia, etc – these are things I tend to get choked up about and have a difficult time coherently talking about. My emotions are too close to the surface and while I can be eloquent, it is much more difficult.

    But, it’s important to have some clue as to how you’re perceived. Many people who don’t know me well, probably think I care more about the things I rant about jokingly but loudly and not the things I invest more time in choosing my words.

    Sometimes I care about that and sometimes I don’t since the people’s opinion I care most about comes from people I care most about. ;)

  9. teresa says:

    Stay calm and carry on! My motto for life.

  10. It will take time to get over.. but you have to do it.

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