Getting Beyond Being Offended – Ep004

Conflicting ideas & differing perspectives can lead to growth & connection rather than conflict & manufactured drama.

A lot of people put a lot of energy into taking offense at what others say and do. This can make you feel you have to walk on egg shells whenever you interact with anyone, to avoid possibly offending them.

But are all those offending words, actions and ideas really so offensive? Or is the drama of being offended really more of a way to avoid the hard work of finding common ground?

In this episode, Ralph and Kimberly reflect on how you can let go of the need to be offended, the desire to always prove you’re right, and the worry about what others think of you. 

It’s easier than you might think to rise above the feckless game of being offended. When you do, you free yourself to create robust, authentic relationships, find common ground, and get good work done. You’ll enable yourself to successfully connect with people of widely differing perspectives, and create positive outcomes for everyone involved.