#104 Good anger

Found this. Very interesting. A great article for anyone dealing with difficult people who keep trying to erase your reality. Haha.

Author Ariel Leve on ‘How to Survive Gaslighting’

In a nutshell, the author of a long article in The Guardian on this topic says the trick is kind of basic: ‘Remain defiant’.

Here’s an excerpt:

‘When I was a little girl about five or six, I wrote a story about running away from home.

‘When my mother saw that story, she demanded I change it. Why would you write this story? It isn’t about me, is it? She knew it was about her and the chaos at home.

‘I refused to change the story and that defiance was key. Trusting my version of reality.

‘Not allowing it to be altered on demand. Resistance.

‘This anger protected me, because I knew what I knew. It couldn’t be erased.

‘Being defiant does not make you difficult. It makes you resilient.’ –Author Ariel Leve: ‘I was the parent and my mother was the child’

Read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/16/gaslighting-manipulation-reality-coping-mechanisms-trump

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