I wrote the book on cutting off your nose to spite your face. It remains unpublished due to the graphic nature and disturbing imagery of cutting off one’s own nose. It contains an appendix listing the reason why throwing the baby out with the bath water is also an unwise decision. I have experienced the mess created by doing such ridiculous things.
As I said in a previous post, frustration and doubt are relentless saboteurs. They can cause disruptions in the brain activity of even the most stable people. Their accomplice is pride, which can be useful for motivating people to work together for the good of everyone, but pride is easily influenced to do stupid things that cause devastation rivaling that of a tornado-hurricane-earthquake-wild fire.
On a much smaller scale, I once ate a large quantity of candy in one sitting just so I wouldn’t have to share it with my brother. They were those minty cream-filled chocolate drops packaged in something that looks like a take out container with a thin wire handle. I received them as a reward, so I thought, for being a good girl. When I was told to take them home and share them, I just felt betrayed. This treat was supposed to be for me and only me because I was so helpful and respectful. There were fifteen or twenty, maybe more of those creamy, minty, chocolatey drops and I ate every single one of them on the way home.
I threw my guts up when I got there.
Another time I refused to let my brother go with me to a football game which resulted in my not being allowed to go to the game. While I was seething with anger in my room, my brother was on the phone making other travel arrangements to get to the game.
He went to the game and a sleepover afterward. I stayed home and sulked.
The moral of this little trip down memory lane is this:
Temptation to cut off my nose to spite my face or throw the (proverbial) baby out with the bath water will most certainly follow me all the days of my life. I have learned that in those troubled times, it is wise to take a step back and let goodness and mercy prevail.
This is my last post for a while. Tomorrow I am going in for some depot level maintenance on my spine. If you’re still here when I return, we can pick up where we left off. Until then, you may be interested in checking out The Better Man Project. Here is the post that motivated me today:
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