Have you ever been on a mission to ruin someone else’s day, just because they were happy? Don’t lie, we all have done it one time in or lives. And when it works, it makes you happy. Well, you are happy until they get happy again, then you are back at square one.
We all have had that moment where someone you know got promoted, or got a new and better job or a higher test score than you did. 9 times out of 10, you’re happy for that person. But, sometimes something good happens to someone who you don’t think deserves it.
You’re happy to their face, but deep down you want to jump off a bridge. If you have ever sent a text message that says “congrats” and it doesn’t actually match what you are saying out loud that usually means you don’t think the person deserves it.
There are 2 ways to handle this situation:
- (Most Common) – Be happy to their face, then immediately talk behind their back.
- (Least Common) – Actually be happy for the person. Shocker, I know.
Here are two rules I use every day to live a better life and be happy for other people: