How to Talk to an Adversary, with Respect
When someone throws a brick at you
When someone throws a brick at Craig he has choices about how to react; three choices actually.
In this short video Craig explains on the sidewalk of Maine Street, Brunswick.
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Here’s what Craig says in the video
Hi everybody! Hey it’s Craig Freshley.
Somebody might throw a brick at me. You know what I’m talking about: an insult, a resentment, a bad mood, somebody criticizes me unfairly. When somebody throws a brick at me I have a couple choices.
One thing I can do is I can catch the brick and then I can, like, carry it around with me. And it can weigh me down. I can be thinking about, “Did I really deserve that? Why am I such a bad person that I got a brick thrown at me?”
Another choice I have is that I can catch the brick and I can throw it back. I can insult the person who insulted me.
I have a third choice. Watch this, somebody is going to throw a brick at me. I can let it go by. I have a choice to not catch that brick, to not carry it around with me and let it be a burden, to not throw it back. I can…..I can let it go by and I can think to myself, “That was interesting.” And I can go about my day.
I hope this helps you help your group make good decisions.
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