Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Overheard at the Counter: PSA: It'll Never Happen to Me

The biggest lie we tell ourselves:

It'll never happen to me.

This is complete arrogance. 

It is illustrated by such false beliefs as:

My spouse would never cheat on me.
I would never cheat on my spouse.
My work would never fire me.  I do most of the work.
I'll never get laid off.
I would never hit my kids.
I know exactly what I'm doing.
I'll never let my kids live in the house as adults without a job.

The common factor for these and other beliefs is a) absolutism, and b) prescience.
You believe ABSOLUTELY in an ALWAYS or NEVER.  

This is prideful.  It is arrogant.  It is assuming that your desires or your confidence in your character will create reality.

Let go of pride.  Let go of absolutism.  You do not know the future.  You do not know the person you will be, because you do not know the future conditions that will affect your future decisions.

This has been a PSA for your life.
You're welcome.

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