“For to be wise is only one thing—to fix our attention on our intelligence, which guides all things everywhere.”
Do I get ‘triggered‘? Definitely, many times.
When I hear an opinion that is presented as unquestionable fact, I could tear my hair out. I sometimes become unable to type down my comment and prepare to receive so much online backlash. But before I hit enter, I would contemplate on whether or not this is worth it.
Is it worth it to get into a fight online?
Is it worth it getting stressed of waiting for a reply while constantly pressing F5?
Is it worth losing my peace of mind?
And when I go through that thought process, I click ‘back’ or close the tab and do other things online. Because the stress isn’t worth it.
In the past few months, I have been training my restraint, to be patient before I do something so that I know that I could control or at least manage the consequences of my actions. And this brief moment of thinking helps a lot in keeping my anxieties at bay, because the factors that contribute to them are removed or ignored.
Thinking before I act is important, because it ensures that I am level-headed before doing anything I might regret.