Don't Take it Personally
I know, I know … yeah, right! But if you can do this on any level, you will save yourself so much suffering.
In his classic, "The Four Agreements," don Miguel Ruiz writes, "Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. What they say, what they do, and the opinions they give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds. ...If you do not take it personally, you are immune in the middle of hell." Man, I like that.