“HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS TO STAY SILENT WHEN SOMEONE EXPECTS YOU TO BE ENRAGED.”
This is so true. I have seen people expect anger and be incredibly surprised when the anger doesn’t happen. What’s even more surprising to people is when you’re not only NOT angry, but actually understanding of where they are coming from This completely disarms them. I think it it can even literal disarm them.. as keep a gun out of their hands some day.
I have seen the shock on people’s faces many times when they see me accept them, comfort them, attempt to understand them They do not expect it. They have never had it before. They are unprepared.
You might consider being accepting, comforting, understanding a few times here and there. You’ll see what I mean. You’ll see the look of total shock on their faces. Experiment with it — just for a day or two and see what happens. I will not tell you what happens. I will let what happens just happen to you. It should be YOUR experience.