With Grace: When You Encounter Rude People

We can all help put an end to rudeness.

With Grace: When You Encounter Rude People

This weekend, Dwayne Johnson was named the 2021 People’s Champion at the People’s Choice Awards. At the conclusion of his speech, he said that one of his favorite quotes is “it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

Rudeness is everywhere, but instead of copying that behavior, there are 5 different ways to deal with a rude person:

  • React to rudeness with kindness and politeness
  • Avoid the rude person
  • Diffuse them with humor
  • Call them out of their behavior
  • Don’t escalate the rudeness.

Remember, always let love lead the way, be a light to one another, and don’t judge a book by its cover. There is a profuse amount of rudeness in this world and we don’t need any more rudeness. Sometimes rudeness is extremely difficult to handle. 

If you choose to be rude, people will avoid you or put you in your place by calling you out on your behavior. You must treat people the way you want to be treated. What rude people say about or to you, is definitely a reflection of themselves, not you. 

Do not wish them ill, it would not be cool to wish them ill. There could be a change to their personality that could occur. Rudeness cannot be tolerated. People could also be rude by being inconsiderate of others by hogging the hallways.

We all have to deal with inconsiderate people no matter where we’re at. Be the bigger person – be nice.