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I had to catch myself today as I started to jump onto the f**K everyone train. Alllllll abooooard!!!

Not everyone is an asshole, though, and I certainly don’t want to be one myself. Once I realized that fact, I took a step back and a walk in nature.

Sure, there ARE assholes out there: People who rip other people off. People who use people. People who trash other people’s property. Racists, rapists, xenophobes, child abusers, spouse abusers, people who abuse old people. Con artists. People who lead other people on. People who pile all their shit at someone else’s feet and expect them to take care of it all. <— Those people are f**king assholes.

But there are some excellent people out there, too. People who give and love and respect and teach and have patience and learn and lend to the earth’s evolution.

Every day you have a choice. Oftentimes, you have more than one opportunity to choose in a day. So, you have to decide if you want to be an asshole or if you want to be an excellent person.

I won’t judge you if you’ve thought about being an asshole. The thought of revenge can be so sweet – like a cotton candy filled bubble gum flavored ice cream eaten while wearing white four wheeled roller skates with rainbow wheels and lime green stoppers. For me, it’d be a nice, rich chocolate and caramel bundt cake with a good cuppa coffee at a coffee house in Amsterdam. Whatever your thing is. You know what I mean, though.

It is sooooo tempting to just tuck all of the generosity, kindness, giving, good vibey stuff into your drawer for just a minute and let your inner dickhead come out and play. Plotting destruction and retaliation can be kind of cathartic. The evil giggles and mad smiles when thinking about revenge playing itself out are almost worth the karma.

Almost.

At the end of the day – for me – it comes down to karma and how I feel about treating others as they have treated me. (for now) I believe in the Law of Three – any hurt I cause someone else intentionally will be returned to me by three. I don’t want that particular echo of hurt, retaliation, hurt, retaliation to play out in my life. I don’t want to be the like that attracts that like.

So, I’ll continue doing what I do, which isn’t vengeful and spiteful. I won’t be an asshole. Not today, at least.

And really, the vast majority of people I know aren’t assholes. I don’t have to look far or hard to find an angel in my life. I’m lucky in that respect. So, instead of focusing on the one person who has pissed me off, I can focus on the nine-hundred and ninety-nine who are awesome.