you are a jackass to some people and i am a jackass to some people – and some people are jackasses to me and some people are jackasses to you. the point is that we are all jackasses to some people and some people are jackasses to us. so one goal in life is to spot the jackasses and stay away from them. this will also happen to you as well – some people will think that you are a jackass and will stay away from you. this natural process is inevitable in life – but you need to be aware that this process exists and then you can act on it more frequently when you spot a jackass. people usually don’t start off as a jackass in your eyes and many times they might be social friends – not real friends – real friends are rarely jackasses. it is the social friend that you meet through friends, in the neighborhood, through your kids – these people might be a jackass in the end. you might see it quickly with how they act towards you or it might take a longer time – where you are social friends and then one day you see the jackass side. while you are assessing them, they are also assessing you – all in a subconscious way – we don’t think about it all the time – but then the signal goes off – the jackass alert. from there, you must cut them off from interaction – life is too short to keep engaging with people that you think are jackasses. can people come back from the jackass label? – I’m not sure – it is possible but not probable – not enough time in life to backtrack too much.
this is one of the worst traits in people. if someone is arrogant, you must cut them out of your life. if they are arrogant, then it means that they don’t respect you at all – that they look down on you. you put up with it when you are young – you don’t want to lose friends because they are arrogant. but as you grow older, you start to see how bad this trait is – they don’t care for you. they think that they are better than you. they don’t listen to what you have to say. even if you have known someone for a long time and you have ignored their arrogance – but then one day you see the arrogance in it’s full form – you must stop right there and cut those people out of your lives. this is another life moment where you know that time is running out for all of us on this planet – life doesn’t end well – we all die in the end! so stop being with arrogant people – it is a waste of time and they need to know that you are done with arrogance and arrogant people. you can’t tell them to their face that they are arrogant – you just have to move on, cut them off, don’t speak to them again – they will get the message or they might not – it doesn’t matter – you have to focus on your life and not being around arrogant people. the clues are as follows – they don’t treat you with equal respect; they don’t listen to what you have to say; they think you are beneath them; they only talk about themselves
i took a break from writing my thoughts – i had said all that i could say before 50 years old – i was starting to repeat my thoughts – it was time for a break – i thought the break was permanent – my mind keeps going with new thoughts – and now i need to put those thoughts down on paper again – to help me and to help you