I recently had the misfortune of hearing a politician spewing his venom on television. I normally avoid watching too many political programs – they give me the hives. If one spent very much time examining the sort of people that gravitate toward politics – and really let it sink in how much of our fate is in their hands…… We’d either flee the country or get fitted for straight jackets.
Anyhoo, this peacock was, of course, singing his own praises. To listen to him, you’d think God created the world in 6 days, rested on the 7th, and then he took over from there! You’ve seen them in action. I did this, I did that….I was the reason this worked, I was behind that success….Heck no, mine doesn’t stink…Why aren’t you bowing?
That’s bad enough, but then they go on the attack – the individual that (s)he’s up against is thisclose to being the devil himself. For that matter, their whole political party is demonic…yadda yadda yadda.
As I walked to the tv to turn it back to the food network (not sure why I ever venture away), I thought just how many everyday people are kind of bent in a similar direction. They seldom, if ever, have a good word to say about anyone else and seldom, if ever, have anything BUT a good word to say about themselves.
This sort of person might just drive me crazier than any other. Yet, the world is absolutely full of them – they eat up the political world, but they aren’t limited to it. They’re in religious circles, the business world, the entertainment industry, in small town USA…..everywhere.
I don’t know, I kind of figure that if you’re truly ALL THAT AND AN ORDER OF ONION RINGS, won’t others say it so you don’t have to? And if the other guy’s such a clown, why in the world have you been watching him so closely? I mean, doesn’t being superguy take up all your time?
In the end, there’s an awful lot to be said for the beauty of humility.