Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Conflicting Principles

Yo yo yo,

Alright, it's time for another posting purely fueled from my pissed-off attitude. As I have grown older (I won't say necessarily wiser), my reactions to incidents and beliefs to life have transformed. For the better or worse (It's all personal opinion), I have progressed into a more pacifistic individual, but there are times when I find myself wanting to lash out. This is one of those moments.

"Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you." Known as the Golden Rule this guideline to social interaction has permeated throughout many different beliefs. In essence this phrase is a terrific way to govern one's actions but what does one do when you are constantly wronged and used?

With my growing personal beliefs I have slowly started to realize that I don't put up with repetitive abusive behavior. When I feel that someone is abusing my kindness, I typically go bipolar on them. Sometimes, my response to this is, "I just want to punch them in the face." Not that I ever could bring myself to such a violent response, that phrase just best expresses how upset I am.

Now, to the subject of this rant. Without going into too much detail that exposes this person, I'll briefly summarize the situation with "hypotheses." Let's say someone has used resources and possessions without any form of consideration or respect. In summary, let's say that aside from emotional damages, the grand total comes close to around several thousand dollars over the past few months. Now, my conflicting question is: "Is there a point where 'Doing unto others...' loses its purpose?"

To combat this phrase I'll use another common saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." So, if one's behavior never changes should I thus adapt my interaction with them in order to protect myself or do I continue to present me and my assets vulnerable to such arrogant narcissism? Even with my Christian beliefs, I have difficulty allowing myself to constantly being used. Ultimately, can't one tie such neglect to vandalism? So many conflicting views, thankfully I don't have to deal with this issue. Those close to me do.

Everything up until this point has been just angered ramblings while looking for some justification for the way I feel. Unfortunately, writing things down haven't helped me deal and I don't feel like writing much more. Thus here's my verdict to the situation: I'm still going to say, "I'd punch them in the face." They're just lucky they don't have to deal with me.

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