Occasionally, I feel like I am irrationally triggered by other people.
- If people are not directly affecting my life, I don’t understand why it bothers me so much.
I must get this from my dad, because he’s constantly upset with someone in the neighborhood. However, I’m doing my best to assess the situation and stop worrying so much about how other people act and the words that they speak. I find that hypocrisy is 1 of my biggest pet peeves for agitation and human hatred. Recently, this has been impacting me significantly. You see, when I first moved in with my current roommate, I thought the two of us were on the same page when it came to the environment, energy efficiency, and reducing our carbon footprints. The two of us work for a non-profit environmental agency aimed at protecting our global climate plus improving our public air pollution. However, in practice my roommate does not care about air quality at all. In fact, he’s rather flippant when it comes to ruining our air quality inside and relies on our central HVAC system to repair his mistakes. Each day I feel he is increasing our thermostat one way or another because he has so carelessly opened a window or left our oven on for too long. Then, he requires the cooling system and furnace to fix his thoughtlessness. In effect, this raises our energy expenses and contributes to unwelcome climate change. I assumed we both cared about protecting the globe, but apparently he’s more uneasy about his indoor temperature control.