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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Are You Better Than Me... (Midday Rant)

At what point in a persons life do they take a look in the mirror and realize that they are better than someone else?
I came out of the womb knowing that I'm better than everyone else, but I'd never make you feel like you're less than me.  That's just me though and, if you're reading this, you probably already know that about me.

There is a person in my life [who shall remain nameless as there may be someone out there reading this who knows this person] who used to be the sweetest thing.  This person was never condescending, never made you feel stupid, and was probably one of the most innocent people around.  Now, all of the sudden, a few life changes later, I'm getting a vibe that I'm not groovy to.
I deal with this person quite regularly and I'm starting to feel like less of a person around them.  I know I'm great, so there is no issue there, but I'm feeling like things I may say or do don't live up to their standards.  Just because you know a few words larger than your head and decide to use them more than you should... doesn't make you smarter than me.  Just because you have a college degree doesn't mean you're better than me.  You may have a better job and get paid more than me, but by no means are you richer than me.

I understand that growing up is exciting and taking on new things in life can take over your thoughts and emotions; deep down you're still the same person though.

I try really hard in my life to treat people with kindness and respect, and I feel the same should be done for me.  It is a constant struggle for me to learn life lessons and try to apply what I've learned, a struggle that I strive for greatness in, each and every day.  I feel like I do a good job treating people the right way, with maybe the exception of my mother [but that's a whole separate blog], please do the same for me.

It's frustrating.

Sorry... had to rant a bit; Thank you for your time :)
Happy Hump Day!


Kristi said...

I don't like that kind of crap either. I remember one time I went to visit my brother at Carleton College (the Harvard of the Midwest) and when some of the guys i met there found out I went to a State University, they started talking shit like I was a dumbass because I was getting a public education. Oh that pissed me off!! I hate condescending attitudes

Denise said...

I agree. I treat people like I would be treated myself. If I am polite, respectful, helpful and a good friend then I expect the same in return. Otherwise I have one less friend.

It doesn't matter how much money you make, the degree you earned, the house you live in and so on...

Ang you are too Great of a person to have someone like that in your life. Good Luck to You!

Lynne said...

Sorry that this person is making you feel bad. We have all had people in our lives that do that and we have 2 choices. Either let them know how they make you feel, or drop them as a friend. I would always give them the benefit of the doubt though coz maybe they have no idea they are acting this way.
Unfortunately people change as they age, and this probably won't be the last time you del with this crap.
And, don't even get me started on moms...

Lovi said...

"words larger than your head" LOVE IT! You are so funny, Ang! As for this person, I can't stand that kind of crap. But I'm glad you know who you are and where you stand and that you're not going to let this person make you feel like bad. Maybe recommend some fiber to him or her? I've heard a problem in that area can make you sort of a tool. ;-)


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