Often in life, the biggest stumbling block in your life are other people. Unfortunately, you often encounter rude, selfish, and sometimes even bad people. They can create a living hell for you. Try to get away from them, if you can. The problem is that often you can’t. They are there at every corner.
What has helped me deal with this is keeping perspective. A great quote for this is one by ancient Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius from almost two thousand years ago.
“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and unfriendly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.” –Marcus Aurelius
Keeping this mind doesn’t solve the problem. What it does is let you think about your every day struggles with others differently. It won’t make the pain go completely away, but it can lessen it.
Several years ago, I wrote some articles on Marcus Aurelius and his wisdom. One of these is below:
The Wisdom Of Marcus Aurelius: How To Gather The Strength To Survive In Adversity