Overreaction doesn’t seem like it at the time. People react and get carried away by events. A small thing becomes a big thing. Lives, careers, and marriages are lost because people can’t step back and put things in perspective. There is a Japanese saying, “You win by losing”. This would be like the English saying “Winning the battle and losing the war”.
What I hate about the incident in Minnesota is how many innocent people have to suffer because of people who overreacted. Injustice relayed is justice waylaid.
May the guilty be punished and the innocent be left alone. But when the media and some politicians care more about selling stories than solving things they fan the flames. They like burning the house down. What do they care for they live someplace else.I
Have you noticed that the person who overreacts hardly ever takes responsibility? It is always the other person’s fault. “They made me do it.”
Any good lessons on how to not overreact?