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You Don’t Owe Anyone An Interaction
Have you ever beat yourself up over not responding to every message you received in a day? Me too. I know how it goes. On one hand, you’re tired and overwhelmed. But on the other hand, there are emails! Texts! If we check in with ourselves, we can sense which messages require our attention. If someone writes, we must write back. If someone starts talking, we must converse. If someone moves in for a hug, we must embrace. It doesn’t matter if we feel uncomfortable, exhausted, or just plain unwilling. In the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt pilot episode,reporters interview women who spent 15 years underground in a doomsday cult’s bunker. One woman shares the story of her involvement: “I had waited on [the cult leader] at a York Steak House … and one night he invited me out to his car to see some baby rabbits, and I didn’t want to be rude, so … here we are.” It’s a searing example of how the fear of being rude and impolite can put us in real danger. What if I hurt this person’s feelings?