Who said that ignoring just means not knowing or not recognizing the value of something? It can have a much more noble and wise characteristics, for example to intelligently use the non-response in a given circumstance or to distance oneself from people who are not suited to us.
Ignoring people or situations, not trying to light the already extinguished fires, is wisdom that is acquired with time and with the experiences that mark us, mature us, and turn on that alarm bell that signals us that perhaps it is time not to say anything, to let go, not to react, thus giving great demonstration of inner strength and wisdom.
We live in a world where everyone reacts to external impulses, and nobody is able to ignore anything or anyone anymore. I know people who now even rail against television, or get angry for a simple ironic joke.
But what does this reaction lead to?
Does it lead to peace and serenity?
Otherwise, reacting involves the occurrence of strong negative emotions, which then become anxiety, tension, nervousness, annoyance or anger directed towards others. Isn't it better to ignore certain situations or certain people? Sometimes ignoring is simply a matter of emotional health and protection of our mental balance, in practice we choose not to react to safeguard ourselves. It is not a crime!
I see people who continue to cling to toxic relationships in the hope of getting an emotional reward that will never come. What is the point of sacrificing our well-being for harmful relationships that do not give us any positive emotions and only put us out of balance? It makes total sense to question all our environments, from work to couple life, from friendship to stormy family relationships. In this context there are lots of people who tend to behave in such a way that they cling to any toxic relationship rather than cultivate their inner well-being.
For this reason I believe it is necessary to ignore the situations that make us worried and miserable and to leave any circumstances in which we do not feel appreciated. Sometimes being wise means using no words and using smart ears!
Ignoring doesn't have to be a lifestyle, but you have to learn to ignore when it's right thing to do it.
For example, when we receive criticism that is not constructive; what sense does it make to try to confront the person if there is no chance of growth? This is about the ego of the other person.
Or, I find it very wise to ignore when we notice that there are bad intentions hidden behind the actions or comments of others. Let's avoid staying in their game and above all, being at their level.
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