Sunday, April 24, 2011
Just because it's not about you
doesn't mean that you're not affected by it.
If someone closes a door on your finger or in your face,
even if it's unintentional,
you have a right to say: "Hey! You closed the door on me!".
If you don't say "Hey!", at least once in a while,
you'll slip backwards toward Irrelevance.
Some people want to be irrelevant.
It requires no courage -- but the cost is self-respect.
Others refuse to be ignored.
Have no expectations.
If you say, "Hey!" and they get defensive,
rather than apologetic or compassionate,
that's the time to turn the other cheek.
Just watch your fingers next time.