|Embarrassing Moments: How To Deal
In the middle of a really embarrassing moment, you might feel like you just want to disappear. Maybe you wish for a time machine that could send you back five minutes, eliminating your blunder. Well, time machines are hard to come by in the real world, so there's got to be a better way of getting though the humiliation.
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Laugh at yourself
There are some people out there who can laugh at their own mistakes... and sometimes when they mess up, they laugh harder than then their friends do! People like this don't stay embarrassed for long, because they're too busy cracking up, and this turns a moment that could be embarrassing into just another funny story. They might even make a joke about their mistake before anyone else gets the chance to. Take these famous examples:
The President may have learned how to react to embarrassing moments by watching his dad, the first President Bush:
Both of these Presidents took their embarrassing moments and turned them into harmless jokes by laughing about them and showing everyone that they weren't bothered or upset. You may not think you're as smooth or quick as the Prez, but you might find that if you relax and turn your mortifying moments into jokes, the cruel people who would make fun of you won't have the opportunity. After all, why would they bother to poke fun at you when you've already laughed about it yourself?
Hey, you shouldn't fake a laugh if you really feel angry or embarrassed, but changing your attitude or outlook might be worth a try. Remember that at the heart of most funny stories is a little bit of embarrassment, and the thing that makes you cringe today will probably make you laugh tomorrow. So why not try to laugh today?