...is my motto-of-the-moment.
Today, I might hurt someone's feelings. I may whine, complain, make promises and commitments I'll ignore if I change my mind later.
If so, I expect you not only to approve and support my behavior, but do whatever I demand -- no matter what it costs you, no matter if it hurts you -- because it is what I want.
Whether you're a part of my personal or professional lives, don't you dare expect anything from me. Don't you dare hold me to the standards I profess to adhere to. Don't you dare suggest that I should have any consideration for you, should deliver on my promises, should go out of my way for you.
After all, isn't what I think I want right now more important than anything else in the world?
It must be. After all, it’s the philosophy people seem to follow when dealing with me....
Love me. Respect me. Give me what I want. And when I disappoint you, hurt you, give nothing in return and back away from my commitments, remember that it's my right to do only what I want, only what's easiest, and no more.
I'm told I should accept it when I encounter this attitude in others, so I'm joining the crowd. Why should I try to be better?
Or does that self-centered credo apply to them only, and not to me?
Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to maintain this resolve for much longer than it takes to hit the "publish post" link. I can feel it evaporating already.
After all, it's not "do unto others as you wish, and expect them to do right unto you without question."
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