I Realized not too long ago that in Life, people treat you like shit (excuse my French) and get upset when you respond by equally treating them like shit (excuse my French again). Even the good lord says love your neighbour as yourself, which I interpret as; whatever you would not like me to do to you, don’t do or say to me. I personally try to live by this principle, but at the end of the day I’m just a human being and sometimes I get pissed off as well (often).
I’m not one of those holier than thou guys, I don’t always take the moral highroad. I like to think I’m a stand-up guy, I tell it as it is always. It’s easy to say to someone ‘keep calm and don’t lose your cool’, but all that’s easier said than done. Sometimes it’s hard to keep your cool. The way Nigeria is set up ehn, even if you were Mahatma Gandhi and you were on a peace path, someone would always come and want to turn you to Shina Rambo. Mr. /Mrs. X&Y comes along and say something you consider stupid, act stupid, knowingly or unknowingly piss you off and then it all comes on top.
You’ll try to stay on your own and keep to yourself, they’ll still want to drag you out of your shell and talk to you, and before the end of the conversation, basically upset the hell out of you. I’m not saying anger is the way, so watch it. Don’t allow yourself to get carried away by stupid things that would in turn unravel a series of unfortunate events e.g. you get in a physical fight, you hurt yourself, you get into it verbally and words are said that can’t be taken back (no matter the amount of sorry offered). If you don’t like someone or something, tolerate them/it, it won’t last forever. To all the people that have pissed me off recently, I usually conduct monthly slaughter house style killings in my mind so you’re dead to me (that’s a lie, I’m just fronting. Apologizing usually does it for me).
I always say that you owe an explanation only to the people you love, so if I’ve hurt you ever, I’m sorry. Believe it or not, I’m only human (no matter how god-like my features may seem) and all I can say is sorry. Peace and love.