Aren’t problems of life too numerous for us to keep adding to them when we should be focusing on keeping life as hassle free as possible?
What’s the point of picking an offense where none is intended? Is it to massage the ego and prove to loved ones that we’re strong enough to protect them?
What if the aftermath of a thoughtless action fueled by pride is the destruction of what took years, hard work, tears, sweat and blood to build? And the one we take the senseless action to ‘protect’ decides to get on with their life without us, who would be there for is in our tough times?
Wouldn’t it be wiser to take no offense when an offense is either intended or not and choose to focus on the path that increases our usefulness to us and to those who look up to us?
He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool. – Brigham Young.