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BELLIGERENT

BELLIGERENT

What does a belligerent mean and how does it apply in our world today?  Let us first take a look at the Webster Definition of belligerent.

Belligerent-1.  A nation or a person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law.

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning:  1.  hostile and aggressive individual or country recognized by international law.

Being a belligerent person or trying to deal with one isn’t fun either way.  I used to work in Real Estate, and I dealt with many different kinds of people.  Some of the most difficult buyers or sellers to deal with were investors.  These individuals did not have anything personally invested in the purchase of the home but their money, and would sometimes get as belligerent as possible to get themselves what they felt was a good deal.

Most Investors, especially the ones that had lots of money, were used to getting their own way, and when they didn’t get the particular price they wanted for a property from me, would get belligerent.  They would do or say just about anything to be at the price point they desired, which included browbeating me trying to get their way.

The only way to deal with a belligerent person is to stand up to them at the end of the day.  It is always important, however to maintain your cool with them first.  Then, it is also important to establish boundaries with them that they start to cross because they are belligerent individuals.  Establishing boundaries, sometimes does not work for some belligerent individuals, so standing up to them is our last resort.  Remember, by standing up to them, you are allowing yourself to some degree to get on their level, so it is very important to only use this technique when you have exhausted other options.

Being belligerent, can also refer to a hostile country that another country is at war with.  This is another definition in and of itself.  Thanks so much for reading about being belligerent today.  Have a beautiful and blessed day.

Samantha Leboeuf/DWW

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