Today’s Word: take ~personally

May 24, 2018 =========

☆  take ~ personally  ~をあてつけと受け取る


If you take something personally, it means that you are upset because you think they are criticizing you in particular. Many years ago, I read a great book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. One of the agreements was, “Don’t take anything personally.” This one stuck in my mind and seemed so useful in every day life. When people say something, it’s never really a reflection of you, but rather something that they are feeling. So, remembering not to take it personally is a great way to avoid feeling angry or sad or even confused.

In Ruiz’s words, he says, “Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

Sounds like good advice to me!