In a classroom full of students, a professor asks: “If you had $86,400.00 and someone stole $10.00 from you, would you throw away the $86,390.00 you still have to try and get your $10.00 back? Or would you just let it go?”
They all said they would let it go.
Then he told them, “You have 86,400 seconds every single day and this time is much more valuable than money. You can always work for more money, but once a second passes you can never get it back. Every time someone upsets you, it very likely took 10 seconds of your time. Why throw away the other 86,390 seconds worrying about it or being upset?”
The message here is, don’t waste your precious seconds on anger. It’s time to begin to cut your emotional losses. Let the little things go, move on.