Monday, September 3, 2012

Selfishness

I have always said that people are basically selfish. I am. You are. Everyone is. The degree is what varies. Worrying about how things affect you is human nature. Not caring about how things affect anyone but you is what makes a super selfish person.

I figured out why the dog mooks irk me so much. When it comes to my walks with the dog I amVERY selfish. It is my time to decompress. If something is bothering me I will either think it through or ignore it for the duration. The dog loves the walks too. It is my main form of relaxation. So when something happens that affects that negatively I tend to react negatively.

Case in point, one of my brothers was visiting this summer. He is high maintenance and requires a lot of my time. He loves to walk. So every time I walked the dog, except once, while he was here he came along. Which meant I didn't have my relaxation. In fact, sometimes, the stress of life was heightened. I love him and was glad to see him but I needed my "me" time.

As I said, we are all selfish to some degree. And I am no exception.

9 comments:

  1. I hear you. I am selfish when it comes to 'me time,' as well.
    My brother is up here for the summer, but is not as high maintenance as yours, though. We like to spend time together, but we can go our separate ways when we need to.
    My brother, and indeed my entire family, have different TV habits than I do, for example. They are not as bothered by commercials, and sometimes don't even mute them!
    WTF?!
    : )
    I just go to the Batman-cave when I want to watch what I want to watch. My mom'd prefer it if I stayed upstairs, but I just can't do it.
    I'm too selfish.

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  2. One of the things I liked about travelling with you (Qingdao was GREAT!) was that we could do whatever we wanted, separately or together, and it didn't matter. We had fun.

    I had friends ... cough Hilda ... who SAID they were like that. But they weren't. You were.

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  3. I try to respect other people's privacy, and I hope they do the same for me.
    Qingdao WAS great!

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  4. It was. Of all the places I visted I will always remember Qingdao fondly.

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  5. u selfish u admit fuck u

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    1. Actually Anonymous it should read:

      "You admit you are selfish! Fuck you!"

      But I know better than to expect something like that from someone like you.

      You did surprise me a tad though as you seem to have understood a little of what I wrote. Keep up the hard work and soon you will be moving up to a grade 2 reading level.

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    2. Fuck Off! Fuck Off! Fuck Off!

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    1. Yes and no. I am selfish but I know who my father is. Do you?

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