The Worst Experiences of my Life (And How You Can Avoid Them)
You never want bad experiences.
Sure, you'll learn from them, but do you really want to learn things the hard way? Of course not.
To avoid these experiences, here is the pattern I've noticed with all of them.
It always started with coming across weird people.
Something just gave me a bad feeling about them.
What is the solution to this problem?
Run, don't walk, away. Distance and anonymity are the best protection you can get.
Listen to your intuition.
But sometimes, that isn't always a choice...
Abusing Rules and Social Norms
Essentially, these social hackers try to use the rules to hurt people.
Whether it is the social rules of expected etiquette or laws of the land.
Though they might be the criminals, they try to go about it so they don't get caught.
And, yes, this usually involves people in government, as you can get away with a lot when it comes to government (can you see now why I'm a libertarian).
Essentially these hurt people are trying to use the rules to hurt others and get away with it.
The law, unfortunately, doesn't equal right and wrong and can be used for evil.
If you can't walk away then...
The only solution to this problem is to fight for your rights, don't give an inch, don't let your guard down, and don't back down.
You don't know what their game is, so your best defense is to stand your ground and not compromise.
(When you exercise your rights, always stay calm, cool, and collected. Only talk as much as you need to. Think calm and assertive.)
P.S. What I'm sort of saying here is: don't do what is easy in the moment, do what is easy to live with.