I don't like this one bit. I don't like to be irritated. I have no patience. But lately (by lately I mean "in the last two years or so") I've worked on mercy and self-love, as a way to be kinder, more compassionate, more patient (wouldn't take much), and love others better.
It's hard. I am a world champion at expressing righteous wrath. I get pissed off like few people can. That's not a boast. I am trying, every day, to change that and become a better person in the process. But like I said, it's hard...
So when I come across this piece of advice, I want to laugh at it and ignore it. But I don't. I put it here, to remind me of my goal.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” (Carl Jung)