President Eisenhower said it best when he said, “Let’s never waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like”.
This may be the best advice that is hardly ever taken.
Social media is littered with comments about people who irk each other.
Behind most people we don’t like is their ability to push our buttons.
Here is some great advice to paste on your refrigerator:
Know yourself: “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people” – Carl Jung
Keep your eyes wide open: “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned” – Eminem
Know human nature: “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, creatures motivated by pride and vanity” – Dale Carnegie
Tread carefully: “I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to” – Unknown
Draw the line: “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” – Dave Ramsey
And my favorite:
“Don’t push my buttons without reading the manual.” – Inspector Gadget