Hypocrisy is not lost on politicians. Us regular folk can be guilty of it as well, take yours truly, for example. Yes, I know, I was just as shocked as you are. As well as I know and understand the basic rule of life, maintaining the consistent practice of it is the bane of my existence.
I have to chuckle at myself (me chuckle, not you!) because I see my behavior and I can hear and feel the ultimate “Really”/side-eye from Jesus and it is those moments when I’m glad I’m not really in charge. Sensitive people (overly sensitive people) should never be in charge of something like that. We might not express it but our body language (and all things unspoken) screams “How dare you!” No passive aggression just pure aggressive dismissal, passively. Does that even make sense to me? lol
See, I tend to stop talking when people upset me. I do this to prevent my mouth from running in the moment. Like Vince Lombardi, I’m highly emotional. Quick to tears, quick to praise and given that tendency, it’s best to not say anything, for however long that may be. I get why others don’t get it. I had someone ask me – “What does that accomplish?” For you, nothing, for me, lots. I don’t do it for you, I do it for me. Appreciate that fact that I may like/respect you enough to stop talking and resume at a later date. Sure, I can oblige you and keep talking but experience has taught me that that particular road is best left untraveled.
I know it can be mind-boggling for most but only to those who don’t know me. Those who do, know, eventually, I’ll come around. No, this isn’t the most adult approach (did I give you the impression I was an adult?? 🙂 ) but it works. If it doesn’t work for you well, I’m glad I’m not tasked with the responsibility of judging and I’m glad you aren’t either.
I know what ails me, and I work on it everyday. Most of the time, I do it in silence. This is about as loud as it gets. Shhhh!
What ails ya?