Short Thought 19

Not all the time, but occasionally for the sake of expediency and clarity, I assign people to one of two camps: those who generally wish me well and those who do not.

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2 thoughts on “Short Thought 19

  1. Jim Link

    Colette, Your binary assessment of people’s attitudes toward you may be quite accurate. I notice in many people a fierce, or usually a merely sullen, resentment of others when they succeed at anything. So if you are surrounded by many ill-wishers, perhaps that means you are doing well, being effective, succeeding brilliantly, even triumphing.

    Hmmm……So as subjective resentment of you increases, so does your objective worthiness?

    Jim

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thanks Jim for your thoughtful comment. I do believe in U.S. culture an attitude exists that there is only so much to go around and if one person is “winning”, others must be losing, and as a culture we are often pitted against one another as a result. On a more subjective level, I wouldn’t say I’m surrounded by ill-wishers, so much that when I require a quick-and-tidy assessment of how someone feels/thinks about me, my two camps idea is helpful. It cuts to the chase.

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