Taking the High Road
I am one of those annoying people who will always advise you to take the high road when dealing with people. You may tell me a story of how your best friend stole your lover, pissed in your sneakers, knowingly gave you herpes of the hands, and finished your favorite cereal, but I would still tell you to treat them with respect. A colleague may have stolen your idea, wrote nasty emails, and farted while standing and you were seated, but I would still encourage you not to stoop to their level. I have been screwed over, taken advantage of, used and abused countless times in my life, and I have always tried to take the higher road. Do you know where that has gotten me? A road to nowhere. Note to reader: don’t ask me for advice!
I have been brainwashed into thinking being “good” is a good idea. Maybe by society, maybe by my parents, or maybe it is my own stupid nature. If I want the cookie and you want it too, well looks like your ass is getting fatter because I will let you have it. That might make me “nice” to be around because I am not a rabid piranha out to get devour everything I can from the world, but it makes me a total sucker too.
I am in a dilemma right now. The Munch seems to be a very considerate person and I am not sure I should be encouraging this behavior. She will share her sandwich if you want some, she lets other children go down the slide first, and she even gave me the half chewed dental floss she likes to suck on when I was sad the other day. Her sensitive tendencies make her pleasant to be around, but may totally screw her over for her future.
Maybe I need to start socializing her to be an absolute aggressive bitch. One of those- take mercy no one -types of people. Someone who will screw you while you sleep, smack some baby seals around, and win at life!