There are people in this world who think that it is their job to irritate you. In fact, they believe it so deeply, it inhibits their ability to do their real jobs with compassion, conviction and commitment.
These are usually the people who demand your respect, but have done nothing to earn it.
They are enthusiastically apathetic, passively aggressive, dynamically lazy, and arrogantly proud. In a nutshell, they believe their own press and seek approval for their oxy-moronic behavior.
There are big people with little minds who will bash your ideas and demoralize your idealism.
There are little people with big mouths who will push you to your limits – and anything else within reach.
You will fight for your right to an opinion; others will fight as if it is their right.
I have great expectations that people are supposed to be kind, empathetic, caring, and thoughtful. I had no idea how great those ideals would be to me, and how insignificant they would be to some others, met along the way.
I have tried to build so many bridges that I ought to be able to walk to China.
My efforts to be considerate of others’ tentative behaviors have been met with more fear, and distrust, than I realized they had. They were begrudging and resentful. Or bottomless…
If G-d intended me to be surrounded by so many major irritants, then it is my great expectation that I should have received a giant strand of lustrous, creamy, and perfect pearls by now!!!
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