Telling someone who is stressed out to calm down is like putting a bandage on a broken ankle. Your heart is in the right place, but you're probably doing more harm than good by putting unnecessary pressure on an already broken object.
@SimonPetrikov, calm down
@SimonPetrikov, Man, I wish I could save comments.
@wiseheadlesschicken, that said I am copying it word by word manually.
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@SimonPetrikov, it's all about inception and body language. I do social work with felons out on probation, and you can in fact tell someone to calm down, you just need to come at them from a place they feel safe. There are definitely situations where it's better to let someone blow off steam, however you set the precedent with some people that they are allowed to be above decorum when they can't responsibly process their emotions. Edit: I'd also like to note, I'm not trying to correct you, just expand on the point you'd made.
@SimonPetrikov, I say “calm your mind” like Charles Xavier. It’s worked a couple of times.
@DownvoterGuy, I hear what you're saying. There's a difference between asking someone not to feel stressed and asking someone to actively initiate self-regulation.
@SimonPetrikov, so what you're saying is there's a difference between coaxing someone into calming down, and commanding someone to calm down? Lol no way
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Yes, you just have to say it in an excessively aggressive tone. CALM THE FIZZUCK DOWWWN!
Usually works on me after a minute