The Real Reason You Get Irritated About the Small Things

In 2001, spiritual leader and author Gary Zukav taped the Oprah Show episode "How to Stop Judging Others." After the taping, the cameras kept rolling as Gary and Oprah chatted with a couple who "had no tolerance" for people who irritated them. When Oprah was baffled by their easy irritation, Gary had some thoughtful insight.

"What I’m suggesting is whatever the irritant is, the actual source of your irritation is far deeper than that," Gary said. "You can tell that that's the case whenever your response to a minor irritant is out of proportion."

Watch the above video as Gary explains the root cause of irritation, plus the moment that made Oprah say "I got it!"