Today, I tried to say hello to one of the cool kids at camp. He had shown up a few days ago or perhaps a week ago but I did it in such a way as to be really strange. I asked him if he had the ‘new’. Go figure he did not respond super well. He more or less just walked away.
Someone near by tried to comment about how rude that was. But I have a different opinion of that and advised the commenter about my thoughts:
I’m SO weird that if I got bent out of shape every time someone didn’t understand how to connect with me and walked away… I’d be bent out of shape all the time.
To me, its important not to be bent out of shape all the time. And so I really have to not care.
It was a really good reminder to myself from myself.