Sometimes, it is much easier to deal with snotty, pain-in-the-ass b*tches than to deal with nice-in-the-exterior, passive-aggressive people. At least those b*tches own up to who they are. You will have a clear grasp of how to deal with them head-on. But with the passive-aggressive ones, it’s a whole new different playing field. You’ll never know what you might get out of dealing with them. They can be nice and cooperative at the on-set, but you’ll be surprised how they can turn things around and hold your ground at their mercy.
Life is a competition. It's about survival of the fittest. You instinctively become competitive, which means you work your ass out to deliver good and thriving results based on what is expected of you as an employee, student, athlete, life partner or whatever role you play in life. Being a conscientious person, you make a conscious effort to promote a healthy competition, that is surviving it through without stepping on or compromising anyone in the process. It's fair and square. And so you are always on guard of people who play it dirty and do tricks which are always at the expense of anyone who’s getting on their way. Sometimes it gets the best of you. And in many ways, you are offended by their sensibilities. Sometimes you want to do silly things to counteract their menaces. But you don’t have the heart to carry it through. You don’t want to sound self-righteous or anything, but you know you've managed to live up with the moral upbringing your parents have instilled in you. You recognized that there are code of ethics to live by. But this is the “real” world. So you need to figure things out to properly deal with these people. Meanwhile, you detach yourself.
Which role do you play in this picture? Time to do some introspection. You might be thriving at the moment. But the race is long. And Karma sees through the deep recesses of our hearts.
And who am I? That’s a secret I‘d never tell. You know you love me.
Your conscience ;)
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