“Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.”
~ Kevin Costner
Everyone has a flash point. A certain word or action that, when encountered, can and usually does push that person beyond his or her comfort zone and into the realm of temporary insanity.
I’ve managed to eliminate or at least control most of my “flash points”. However, there is one that destroys my ability to think and act rationally. I cannot control my reaction to it even though I work at it diligently.
I know what it is. I know what it does to me. And still, I always react like the good masochist I am. It’s physical. It’s some kind of chemical reaction. I can feel it begin. I can track its progress as it takes control of my body and mind. And yet, I can no more stop it than the rising sun.
That flash point is ARROGANT PEOPLE.
We deal with one of those at this gate. This individual thinks his bowel movements don’t stink. Furthermore, he is the worst type of ARROGANT PERSON because he is a manager of people. He has authority. He has power. Thus, his platform for injustice is elevated to lofty heights.
His sins against humanity are magnified. My wife is concerned that someday a line will be crossed and that words will flow from my brain and every fiber of my being that will take on substance and form as they pass over my vocal cords and penetrate his supercilious ear drums resulting in our dismissal.
Whoa……….that felt good.
Certainly arrogance is a grievous sin. At the very least it is the basest of human behavior. It is the primary root of injustice. At least from my perspective it is.
All of this got me to thinking about the so called “Seven deadly sins” of Sloth-Greed-Envy-Pride-Gluttony-Vanity and Lust.
Guess what folks……………………..Arrogance is one of the seven. It disguises itself with the moniker “Pride”. In fact, pride is considered the worst of the seven.
Catholic doctrine writes – “In almost every list, pride, or hubris, is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self.”
Most of us know people like this. May they all rot in hell.
Oops. Now I’m guilty of wrath. So be it.
“I sat down beside her, said hello, offered to buy her a drink…..and then natural selection reared its ugly head.” – Unknown
Bob just remember” Time wounds all heels”.
I believe you are right Harry. What goes around, comes around. As always, I would pay dearly to be there when it does just to quench my insatiable thirst for revenge. Thanks for the comment.
Ah, grasshopper…..you speak the truth! It is an interesting coincidence that recently I posted on a social media site about the difference between confidence and arrogance. I think the definition above in Catholic doctrine saying EXCESSIVE love of self. We have to love ourselves and be our own best friend…..first. But, when that love gets EXCESSIVE to the point of crossing your proverbial ‘line’ then, YES (Oh, heck, excuse me, I just saw my reflection on the computer screen and lost my train of thought….) HAHAHAHA
But, yessiree Bob, you are soooooo right about these jerks who are so caught up in their own little world of self-loathing, they have no room for courtesy and/or common decency. Life must be difficult for these people who think everything in life is about THEM. They are to be pitied…..and, yes, occasionally need a good ass whuppin’. But, listen to Gaby and resist and next time you see this chunk of vermin, imagine him with a pacifier in his mouth…..try not to laugh. 🙂
Well said Lynn. Suffice to say that this post has allowed me to vent.
Full Disclosure: I saw the words “flash point” and shook my head. What? Is he talking about hot flashes? Well, in essence, you are. Hot…as in reaching a boiling point about arrogant people. I hear your words and feel your pain. I refer to these people as pontificators, otherwise known as pompous a$$es. I know you feel better now that you’ve vented your frustation and are now sitting and contemplating your guilt about wrath! I loved, loved, loved this article!
I take it you’ve experienced arrogance as I have. These people are only 1 small step below animal abusers. I’m glad you agree with me.