There are a lot of things that happen to me that I can’t just let roll of my back. But I wish I could. Some people are so good at that. Things happen, they take it in, and they move on. But not me, I carry it with me forever.
I once overheard a coworker get (deservedly) scolded by their manager. The problem was their fault and they made a mistake and after getting scolded they just shrugged and said sorry. I think I would have cried.
I’ve been sternly talked to by a manager and it left me in a puddle. I couldn’t talk, I was nervous, I was shaky, and I never forgot about it. I’ve also been yelled out by coworkers (undeservedly) and felt the same way. I’ve been in situations that are just filled with drama and overreaction and although I know that, I know realistically this whole thing is dumb and shouldn’t impact my day. But it does. And it impacts more than my day.
There are so many things and people that don’t deserve your time and energy. But I just can’t help but care. I can’t help but give it my energy, give it my time, give it my all. Even if I’m getting nothing but negativity in return.