I don’t know about you, but people are driving me mad these days, including:
- election deniers,
- conspiracy theorists,
- white supremacists,
- all who abuse power, and
- many others too numerous to mention.
I don’t like being mad, so I just googled “people who drive you mad” and found this quote:
” People can’t drive you mad unless you give them the keys.”
Also, I found this 2014 online article “4 Ways to Cope With the People Who Drive You Mad” by Thomas G. Plante at psychologytoday.com. Far fewer people were driving me mad in 2014 than are driving me mad today, but Dr. Plante’s suggestions might still be helpful:
- Maintain realistic expectations.
- While you can’t control the behaviors of others, you can control your responses to it.
- Let go, while keeping the big picture in mind.
- Ask yourself if you’re just being too demanding.
If it’s driving you mad that I’m not giving more details about those four ways to cope, you can find the full article here.
Can you find any people who drive you mad in these recent images?
Many people drive Harley mad, and there he is maintaining realistic expectations and controlling his responses to the behaviors of others.
It could drive me mad that I don’t agree with Spotify that “School Days” was my most played song of 2020, but I am not going to give Spotify the keys.
What are your ways to cope with people who drive you mad?
One of my ways to cope is to focus on gratitude, so thanks to all people and cats who helped me create today’s post, including YOU.