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Hi

Somebody says: You must give up interpreting everything from an emotional point of view. For example, if you are around a chronically angry person, you will be "angered upon". Nothing personal! Not everything in your life happens to you - or even at you. One way to put this is, "It's not my movie!".

1. I understand that "angred upon" means that I'll become angry myself because of the presence of that person?

2. I'm not sure I understand what the author wants to say by writing "Nothing personal!"?

3. I'm also not sure what the author was trying to say in the following sentence? What does the author mean by writing "at you"? How should I understand it?
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#1. I'm not sure. I think "angered upon" might instead mean that "you" will be the recipient of the other person's anger. If the author of the original text had meant 'become angry because of the presence of that person' why didn't he or she write something like, "You will become angry yourself" instead? That would have been much clearer.

#2. "Nothing personal!" is an expression used to emphasize that there is no personal bias meant to be taken by what is being said. 'Nothing personal!" as the author used it should mean that no personal bias is meant to be taken by the person he is talking to for his suggesting to him/her to "give up interpreting everything from an emotional point of view."

#3 I'm not sure about this one either. I would say that the "to" in "to you" is for receiving an action or an object. For example, "The gift was given to you" or "I threw the ball to Kim."

I would say that the "at" in "at you" means "directed toward." For example, "My comment was directed at John" or, "My comment was directed toward John."

Therefore, the sentence, "Not everything in your life happens to you" should mean, "You are not the recipient of everything that happens in your life." The sentence, "...or even at you" should mean, "Not everything in your life is directed toward you."
Thank you for these thorough explanations hmea1!