Friday, 30 December 2016

On the necessity of sometimes being mean....

On the necessity of sometimes being mean....

However comma, in a world, where huge numbers of people no longer know the meaning of shame, I would argue, some situations require a level of meanness & need to be called out.

In a world, which increasingly produces large numbers of smarmy- narcassistic-it's-really-really-all-about-me wannabe 'faux tall poppies', it is necessary for them to be chopped down a .33 of a meter or two.

One often hears regurgitated from these non-contributing zeros, "let's not dwell on the past, lets move forward". 

No, let's dwell on your shameful past/behavior for a minute, so that hopefully you are able to recognize that your a deadbeat and should possibly put some effort into improving yourself and not repeating your shameful behavior.

This can often be attained, by asking yourself one simple question before you launch your shameful behavior; " what negative impact is this going to have on other people ? "

There is no reason why, whilst 'moving forward' towards improving yourself, we cannot fully acknowledge your shameful behavior. The former, is guided by the latter.

Otherwise, your just going to carry on being a smarmy asshole, with no sense of shame, and others will have to ' feel shame, for you '.

The German's actually have a word for it:             fremdsch√§men

(reflexive, informal) to feel ashamed about something someone else has done; to be embarrassed because someone else has embarrassed himself (and doesn't notice)

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