We put up with a lot in life.
That may sound like a false statement. Businesses put a lot of money into hiring customer service workers, whose sole job is to listen to complaints. That may be a fact, but think for a moment - how do you react when you don’t get what you feel you deserve?
By nature, we as people often take the path of least resistance. We receive damaged goods or put service, or at hurt by the carelessness of another person, and we also find a reason to let it go.
“I’m not happy, but you never get anywhere with these people.”
“This isn’t good enough, but I’ve got better things to do than make a fuss.”
“Maybe I made a mistake. Anyway it’s done now, might as well make the best of it…”
You see? We have a tendency to put up with a lot. For sure, tolerance and patience have a lot going for them - but look at the following scenarios and you’ll soon realize that sometimes, letting things go is the worst course of action.
You Get Injured In A Car Accident
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If you’re injured in a traffic accident that isn’t your fault, it’s human to want to let the issue drop for the sake of a quiet life. What you have to ask yourself is: is a quiet life actually easier?
What if you lose work - and therefore money - due to your injuries? You deserve to be healthy and happy, and that has been taken from you. You’re within your rights to seek recourse - and you should.
It may take some time to get it, but it’s worth fighting the injustice you have suffered. Get a lawyer, and seek the best representation for your car accident so you’re able to move on with your life. Don’t kid yourself that it’s a frivolous lawsuit because, think about it: do unpayable medical bills really sound frivolous? Of course not - so seek the justice you deserve.
You’ve Paid For Something Good, But Got Something Bad
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So you buy a new phone and - after playing with the new features for a few hours - you go out to meet some friends. Halfway through the night, you go to call your Mom and see the battery is in the red zone, despite in no way having been used enough to justify that.
Many of us will do anything to avoid complaining. So in this case, we buy a portable charger or take our old phone out with us to avoid the argument. However, you’re within your rights to expect better - you’ve paid for something and not got what you’d expected. So complain.
You’re Getting Hassled On Social Media
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One of the best - and simultaneously terrible - things about the digital age is how it has opened up communication. Social media is all well and good, until you’re targeted by a troll.
Sometimes it will be someone you know; more often it will be some random moron with too much time on their hands. Either way, you deserve to be protected. Block and mute them, sure, but go further to keep your digital space friendly. If necessary, take it to the platform and request they be banned due to their actions. It’s not an overreaction; it’s a necessary response to being targeted through no fault of your own.