Hi Evan,

Your piece resonated so much with me. I struggle when I encounter rudeness. I’m often paralyzed by it and don’t know how to respond.

I also wrote about kindness and how it could change the world if we all practiced compassion.

One thing I’m trying to do is not to take acts of aggression from strangers personally. Maybe that person is just having a hard time. Perhaps they’re late for work, or they don’t feel well.

I’m trying not to let people’s rudeness ruin the rest of my day.

As a hypersensitive person, I often think about how others feel. But, I’m also human, and there are times when I lose my cool too.

Even though people can be rude, I don’t feel I should stop trying.