I Must Be Crazy-10 Skills I Refuse to Learn
Am I Crazy?
Many are the times in life people ask my if I am crazy. I will not lie, I will not cheat...if I get too much change from a store I bring it back. People say I am crazy. I say if I am crazy it is a good type of crazy and more people need this disease!
What ever happened to personal pride? When did it change so much I can no longer see it? Why is it suddenly (OK, maybe not suddenly, but to my cluelessness it is) OK to hurt others? When did this movement begin? How did I miss it? In the words of "Amityville Horror" "WHAT'S HAPPENING!"
I live life on a different plane. I do not want to leave my plane although many people try to bring me down. My way of life is a celebration! What would you call yours?
I Cannot Lie
Is there something pathologically wrong with me. I cannot lie. I see lies as taking away others choices. If you are lied to you cannot make an informed decision. Decisions based on lies are not informed, therefore they are not valid. Lies are anathema to truth. Truth brings people up, truth begets trust, truth is honest.
I Cannot Cheat
Whether it is cheating on a test; or cheating on a boyfriend, I cannot do it. Cheating cheats the cheater! When you cheat, you take away all that is good and replace it with all that is deceitful. I have already stated how I feel about deceit.
My other problem is I cannot cheat you out of $10 dollars. What is wrong with me? How did I miss this boat? Why can I not do these things??!!
Greed is Bad
I cannot understand the number of people in America who think greed is good. When did greed become good? When did this become something we should shoot for? Oh well, one more train I missed and I am glad. What excuse is there to be greedy, but for "I"? Is this all we want to live our lives for..."I"? Do you want to be old and alone? Maybe not...if not you may be giving, not greedy.
Many people now-a-days do not really understand what friendship meants. I do not mean this phenomenon only exists with young people, I mean all over. How many times in your life did someone say they were your friend, only to have you do one thing they did not like and find out that they were not really a friend, but just an aquantence.
Friends take care of friends. They do not talk behind their friends back. They do not gossip in kindness, they take care of each other. They watch out for each other. When there is no-one, they are there.
What can I say? Friends are easy to find. True friends, the ones that put up with you through thick and thin, are very, very, very hard to find. If you ever find one...never ignore them. Better to be annoyingly there, then not there at all.
Put Yourself First
Many people can put themselves first. No matter what, if it takes lying, cheating or little bits of half truths, people do it. They want to build themselves up by taking another down. This is one of those things I will never understand. How does stepping on someone else's reputation make you better? Please, these are things I need to be successful it seems, but tell me how you do this?
Everyone hates to be gossiped about, but it seems that nearly everyone loves to gossip. How can you expect something you do every day to not come back and bite you in the butt? Who really thinks they are that much better than anyone else? To me, the people who gossip, show how insecure they are. They also seem to gossip about things they have problems with (as if we didn't know, LOL) However, if you listen to gossip, you really are as bad as the gossiper. They could not do it without your help!
Do you judge others? We all do. However, do you judge them unworthy, or do you judge them as needing help? So often we judge people on our first impressions. We do not take the time to get to know them. "They are jerks," we say. Never do we realize they are the same jerk we are.
Do not judge other people, lest someone judges you. None of us live in a glass house. Do not throw the first stone. Try to understand, and you may find that someone you hated was much like you. They just showed it different. The same racism, pride, hate, fears as you hold, may exist in others. None of us want to be judged, and there are very few instances we should judge another.
Hate is too Strong
Do you hate someone? Forgive them. Until you do, you will be under their control. Who wants to be under the one we hate's control? Do not hate others! Hate is an extremely useless and draining emotion. Hate is sure to tell how petty you are.
Politics-The Root of All Evil
I know a few people who love politics. I guess I should not be surprised, living in the DC area. They love, absolutely love, drama. It is hard work to put up with this kind of person. Even when everything is going well...some part of their lives is excruciatingly bad. It drains you in the end...keep away from these!
Put Down to Build Up
You should never put someone down to make yourself feel better. In America, so often, someone will put down someone else to feel better about themselves. This will come back to haunt you. Always, (can I say it again?) always try to build other people up. We should be there for each other. Even when they pull you down, after you tell how they were mistaken, try to build them up.
Do you remember the "Golden Rule"? Treat others as you would be treated. I can guarantee that others will not always treat you this way. I will guarantee that people will make fun of you. But, I will also guarantee that you will like your self at the end of the day.
What is more important? Personal pride and liking ourselves...or money and greed? Do you want to like yourself...or do you just want to be successful? There are ways you can like yourself and be successful, they are just harder to find.