Words To Live By

27 May 2010
There is the Golden Rule, the Ten Commandments, whatever... I'll tell you what I believe, not that I want to change you or make you think how I think, but I live by this:

Try not to be an asshole.

Yep.  That's it.  I try not to be an asshole. 

Some days I fail miserably, but I try. 

You don't even need to be nice!  Or fake!  Or overly pious!  Or give too much!  You just need to try not to be an asshole.  I know it is harder for some than for others.

I wish that my days were filled with only random acts of kindness, but they aren't.  Yes, those days are fabulous, but I just don't have it in me to do that daily.  I wish I were filled with patience and kindness and love and sunshine came out of my butt, but I have bad days too.  We all do.  You do, and I do, and you and you and you over there, every one of us has bad days.  Some are worse than others and you just don't know when your asshole-ishness really really fucking hurts someone in a way you can not repair.  So just don't do it.   That's easy, right?

Go on ahead and be self absorbed, a HeMan woman hater, a judgemental fuckwad that thinks they are better than everyone, a liar, paranoid, a cheating fucktard, a republican {oh, don't all hate me now... I'm married to one!} a lazy ass, the person that drinks too much, the one who doesn't know when to shut up,  whatever you want to be, but... and this is the important part... keep it to yourself.  I know you all feel like you have to share your crazy with everyone else, but don't.  Just don't.

So, um I'm going to go on ahead and wake up tomorrow and try not to be an asshole.  I may even throw in a few sweet words for my husband, maybe a laugh or two with my sisters, and a smile for my friends... you know, just to step it up a notch.  Maybe you will do the same and together our non-asshole-ishness will change the world? 

Probably not... but I'm willing to try anyway.

9 comments:

~*Jess*~ said...

LOL. That's a good aspiration, but I bet you're less of an asshole than you think. But that is quite good advice.

michele said...

i love your candor....you never fail to make me smile :)

lo said...

Does it count if I'm the one who drinks too much BY ACCIDENT?

katecreate said...

This made me smile. You have such a wonderful view on life!

Nikki said...

I totally love your honesty!!!

I'm so guilty of being an asshole on some days....I do however try to take it a down a noch!!! But on the flip side I'm usually only an asshole to other assholes....is that ok???

Seriously though...I think I need to just let things roll off my back a little more and not let things bother me. Lets aspire to be less assholish together!!!!

Alexis said...

SImple and to the point! Some days I am better at it than others but I am an expert at pointing them out :)

Mommy Lisa said...

I don't THINK I have been an asshole today, but I have seen a few!!! ;)

Holly said...

I love you even more after this post. I try this everyday as well. I warn everyone that I am not nice...no one believes me...but if their day comes I can always say you were warned. My Dad woul dlove this too.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Brilliant. I want to print this out and put it on my fridge. =)

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