(Note: This was originally written in the Spring of 2017.)
I wonder how long it takes for somebody to go from defensiveness to guilt. Or even if many people complete that journey.
When we get called out for doing something that another person has taken offensive at or deems wrong in some way, is it not a requirement in basic compassion to accept wrongdoing, apologise, and give the accuser the opportunity to reconcile the situation?
I have always assumed this is a natural process, something you would do without breathing. Certainly I strive to follow this path in such situations where I have been an ass; okay it’s not always going to be perfect but I’m talking about basic levels of compassion here, like not even difficult for a child to employ.
So what is it about grown men thinking there is more value in their pathetic pride than there is in actually contributing to the world with some basic compassion? What’s wrong, did mummy fail to give you the love you so clearly think you deserve?
Bleh. Fuck men and their bullshit egos.
Hello by the way! If you’re reading this then I am currently judging you hard. Feel free to tell me off on Twitter, since I’m not about to apologise here. :)