I have a simple test that allows me to sift through the volumes of data flowing into my mind all day. We must in our world today or we’ll be overwhelmed.
This RayQuote expresses that test. Before we get in another pointless online debate or lose our serenity because someone cut us off in traffic. Try this simple test to reason your way out of an overreaction that steals your energy.
Will this event, these words, this argument matter in five years? Will it be forgotten in five minutes except for the toll it takes on your day?
WILL it matter in five years? If so, by all means, make your stand. If not save yourself the angst, stay in your cool, and move on with your day unencumbered by it
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!