How to deal with rude behavior

What do you do when someone behaves very rudely to you?

  • Get upset
  • React rudely back
  • Get frustrated
  • Run-away from and avoid the person or the situation
  • Blame the person
  • Preach to the person

None of these will in any way strengthen you.

Then what are the options? See rude behavior in this light:

  • It indicates the intensity of their commitment
  • It indicates the amount of stress and insensitivity
  • It projects the up-bringing of the person
  • It indicates a behavioral pattern
  • It shows lack of knowledge
  • It shows lack of observation of one's own mind and its sensations
  • It shows you behavior to avoid
  • It is an opportunity for you to welcome and absorb the rudeness
  • It strengthens your mind
  • It unconditions the love that you are

The next time when someone is rude to you, make sure you don't get upset. Just give back a broad smile. If you can digest the rudeness, nothing whatsoever can shake you.