I'm rather polite and thoughtful person who is against arguments and any rudeness.
However, I recently offended a person who actually might have deserved it somehow as many time tested me to my core.
Feel not good because of my reaction. Besides being against rudeness, I believe that people I meet reflect my own issues somehow and thus, they unconsciously act as my teachers. Another reason, such situations might be a test of my integrity and moral principles.
Do you think there are cases when we have the right to be rude in order to protect ourselves or just have excuses being emotional as a result of a long negative situation with a certain person?
The older I get the less need I see of confronting others over minor matters. And believe me, as you get older lots and lots of things that were formerly important matters no longer are.
Which is a long way of saying just ignore them and redirect your thoughts. It gets easier to do with practice.
I would add something a bit out of topic.
There are so many members were blocked/suspended here by italki because of complanings.
I just wonder why people just not blocking users they don't like and resstrict communication like this?! Then you have a chance to reconsider your opinion as I did. Or not which is also ok.
We have such huge distinctive features as people from different backgrounds and cultures, can we be less sensitive please and ask each other extra questions?
Moreover, I rememeber my own situation with Aliph when one word had different meaning in English.