I recently karaoked the Beatles’ song, “In My Life”, which I dedicated to my daughter, Tara, because the lyrics say exactly how I feel about her. Out of all my friends, husband, lovers in my many years, I have loved her more. She is always the light in my heart.
I know a little bit about a lot of things. There are some things I know a lot about. And so, if I haven’t done it, I’ve seen it. If I haven’t seen it, I’ve heard about it. If I haven’t even heard about it, it ain’t been invented yet!
When someone uses money as bribes to family members to achieve desired behavior, then declares, “It’s not about the money!”, they are lying hypocrites because it really is all about the money. Using bribery money is contemptuous, manipulative and disrespectful and it will rarely earn for you the desired behavior.
If you have forged a career from an education based on unexpected windfalls, that is luck, not achievement. Doing well in college is an achievement but always remember that without your own lucky breaks, you would not have had any achievements. Do not brag and look down on unlucky people.
When people search for quotes to justify their self-indulgent bullshit, they are no better than “Christians” nit-picking Bible verses to justify their prejudiced beliefs. Neither advances their learning or self-awareness so they glory in continuing their narrow-minded thinking and behavior. They’re never wrong; their searches say they are always right.
We all say cruel things out of anger to loved ones at times. Sometimes we really mean them, sometimes not. But no matter, always apologize, if not for the words then for the hurt you created. Don’t let your ego require silence; their pain is more important than your pride.