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post #1 of 25 Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sensitive people who believe "It's my way or the Highway"

I am so sick of people who think there's only 1 way to do things and then who get all bent out of shape when you say something. The best part is when you return the sentiment, and they have an absolute cow!!!

I am by no stretch of the imagination perfect, and yes at times I think my way of doing things is the best way, or simply I just want to do something my way. But I at least try to comprimise or at least listen to what someone else has to say.

Grrrr This is why I should avoid people and live in a saddle!


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post #2 of 25 Old 04-24-2012, 10:32 PM
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some people have all the answer If my horse is safe them I sit back and see what happens I will learn some thing good or bad

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People who speak in absolutes and only see their point of view are very insecure. It is also not very healthy nor does it do any good.
There are rules yes, but, not much in life is written in stone.
When I encounter people who say You Must do this... Youhave to do that, I always ask myself if they are trying to convince me or themselves of their importance.
Blow it off. What they really are trying to do is control you and validate themselves in the process.
You will encounter a lot of these "experts" in the equine community. Shalom
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Those are called close minded people. Be glad you aren't one of them or you wouldn't be teachable!

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OK, I finally calmed down, LOL:)

Funny how horse people like this don't really get to me that much (probably cause I know way to many), but non-horse people like this just get me torqued up:)

Hubby said the "headache" is just trying to prove he's got bigger b***s, and I should remember I have brass t**ts and more scars. Sometimes I love that man

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Hmmmm, I really agree with dbarabians.
When put that way one can picture those that fit that mold and why they behave like that.

By the same token, perhaps people like that really truly help us appreciate open minded people. While they seem to be really rare these days, they do exist and its such a treat when we get to meet or converse with them.
(How's that for a positive spin??)

Ok, so I really have no clue for why the rant because I am a day late and a dollar short (as usual) but thank you DB for your response and the gentle reminder about dealing with the “experts.“ J
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I live with someone like this. It's terrible because her parents own the house. She seemed perfectly normal and nice before I moved in (I knew her a bit) but now I just want out. It get's so annoying being told you are doing the dishes the "wrong" way and hanging out the washing the "wrong" way, or that "we don't do things like that here". She tries to bully people into believing what she believes.

What gets to me most though, is the way that she talks about things she knows nothing about, and makes other people uncomfortable. Like my other flatmate is young and naive, her car was smelling a little, just needed a service, but my evil flatmate started going on about all these terrible things that are wrong with the car, and my flatmate was actually considering cancelling a trip she had planned for months because of this as she didn't want to break down, and was stressed and almost in tears. I know very well that my evil flatmate knows nothing about cars, and couldn't even change a windscreen wiper or oil if her life depended on it.

I take a deep breath though, and ignore it, and look at her life and see that really she has nothing. And one day she'll realise she can't just go around treating people terribly unless she wants to be alone forever.
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I take a deep breath though, and ignore it, and look at her life and see that really she has nothing. And one day she'll realise she can't just go around treating people terribly unless she wants to be alone forever.
Agreed.. and having horses to go to when people get frustrating.. definitely helps too

I have a few friends like that... drives me up the wall. I'm pretty snarky so I get into trouble a lot, but you'll never stop meeting these kinds of people!

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For the people like that... they can go the heck away cause im not gonna deal with them! Respect others ideas or go away, really and if parents are like that, and im not getting into detail about it but if parents are like that to say a 5 year old and everyone thats pretty bad.



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People who speak in absolutes and only see their point of view are very insecure. It is also not very healthy nor does it do any good.
There are rules yes, but, not much in life is written in stone.
When I encounter people who say You Must do this... Youhave to do that, I always ask myself if they are trying to convince me or themselves of their importance.
Blow it off. What they really are trying to do is control you and validate themselves in the process.
You will encounter a lot of these "experts" in the equine community. Shalom
YOU SAID IT! On here too unfortunately.

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