Anyway......I have one secret of life I get to share with you all today, it is very fortunate for you to be reading this. What is that secret? Simple!!!!
"Admit that you are completely and totally wrong!"
Why is this the secret to life? Well let me tell you something....I am horribly wrong all the time. This is especially true on the Internet. When you are right in front of someone, and you start going on a 5 paragraph psycho rant, they can just stop you after 2 sentences and be like "huh what the hell are you talking about?", and say something that will get you to stop going crazy.
On the Internet....I can just sit there like a psychopath and write all of these paragraphs in a row, without anyone saying "Greg you are a crazy person", and then I can send them. This happens all the time. In fact I have 4 drafts on this blog of completely insane articles I have written that I don't think I can ever publish because they look more psychotic than my usual blog post.
So anyway, I do this all the time....the sending of insane emails that are way too long and have way too much craziness in them. All of them should maybe be 2 sentences long at the most, yet somehow they end up being 6 paragraphs. Let me repeat that this is completely normal behavior for me on the Internet. Sad, but true.
Whenever I do this, often the other person is like "What the hell, shuttup you psycho" and then gets really mad at me for being a psycho. Now here is the key to basically erasing all of the psychotic behavior you just exhibited. Just be like:
" Hi, sorry you are completely right, my email was completely insane. I have no idea why I wrote it". and then try to explain the reasons why you were so wrong.
However there are a few rules to this:
1. You must actually believe that you did something wrong. You cannot patronize. It's a very important skill to be able to realize when you are a complete moron, and most people don't want to do this.
2. You should not qualify your wrongness or try to justify it at all. You should just be like "I was completely and totally wrong, and I will try very hard not to do it again". Unfortunately the last time I sent an "I am wrong" email, there was too much qualification going on....but fortunately I got away with it anyway.
3. If you actually do not believe you were wrong in any way you should:
3a: Figure out whether the person who is upset at you is generally crazy. If they are a pretty normal person almost all of the time, you probably did something wrong. Try to figure out what it was and try not to do it again.
3b: Sometimes you still won't believe you did anything wrong. It's ok, this will happen sometimes, and you shouldn't admit wrongdoing that you don't understand. Honestly I don't know what to do in this situation, but I think that well over 50% of the time that I get an upset reaction from someone, I realize it's because I did something wrong. That's probably because almost all of my friends are very sane people.
I still have 3 minutes left to write this blog!! It will not be edited, so forgive all errors!!!
But yeah, basically whenever you screw up, just completely expose yourself and make yourself vulnerable to the other party. However if you do something like cheat on a partner, intentionally say something that you know will be hurtful or anything worse than that......this advice is not intended for you, you are simply an asshole and should stop being one before you start thinking about how to apologize and make people not hate you as much.
Ok 16 seconds left, hope this doesn't suck, I'm just posting it!!!!