Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here.
I was going to do a really fun story about an executive of a company that tried to make sport of me on the business site, Linkedin.
He backpedaled and deleted.
On a business website, you are promoting your brand. Your name isn’t so anonymous and it is important to behave yourself carefully. I guess that is why he backpedaled. He had much more to lose than me.
Sun Tzu tactics are a work in progress here. On my end, there should be some grace to leave folks an out when they are losing.
There is too much chomping at the bit to retaliate when someone tries to make me look small.
Again, a work in progress for me.
In prison, inmates behind the cell doors say a lot of mean things; the gaurds on the other side do as well. It is called being a door warrior. If that door ever opens, there is a big demeanor change on both sides.
I think online is a lot like being a door warrior.
Me doing a “fun” story over a little slight would have been immature anyways. There are all sorts of ways to deal with bullying or perceived threats, and I should be better than that.
I am a bit sensitive at the moment, and it doesn’t help.
These are stressful times and sometimes it would be nice for the stressors to compile themselves into a solid form so I could duke it out fairly, but it isn’t that way of things.
I am not looking for encouragement so let me know what causes you the most stress in your life in the comments below.
(It can be as small as belly button lint build up. That stresses me out too. Don’t feel bad).