I saw this on Facebook and it made me realize how much work it took for me to get to where I am today...and how much work I still have to do. I had the mentality that, "The customer is always right!" You know what? I wasn't always right. Sometimes, I was being a tool simply because I had a bad day. Sometimes I was indignant. That's not okay.
I remember when my favorite words during a fight were, "You done?" Because it meant I was finished listening to the person (as if I ever started listening in the first place) and I was ready to launch into a tirade.
I had a sense of entitlement about me. Not the kind that is tossed about when talking about "the kids today," rather one like the world owed me something because, well, some of us addicts tend to think that we deserve everything to be served to us on a silver platter and when it isn't, we're more than happy to share our displeasure. Rather rudely.
Being rude came easily to me. It took work for me to realize I wasn't the only one in the world who was going through personal pain.
Have you seen this on Facebook?