Tuesday, May 14, 2013

People I don't like

Last week my littlest one got some sorta' reaction on her skin...and so I looked up "Poison Oak" to see if she was having a reaction to that. And, what I found...was that what I'd believed my whole life...was poison oak...was actually, "Virginia Creeper."

Hmmm.

Talked to others in the fam about it and they too were all like, "What? Everyone says that that is Poison Oak!"

Yeah. 

Check it out...


What I thought was Poison Oak:


What IS Poison Oak...

Me...my whole fam...and everyone we've ever talked to about this thinks Virginia Creeper...is Poison Oak.

This isn't the 1st time something like this has happened to me. I have to admit it's a yucky feeling. I resist it. I looked and looked and Googled and Googled almost "arguing" that no...I wasn't wrong my whole life! 

But, I was. And, the only sane and intelligent thing to do is just admit it, deal with it, adjust my "belief system" and move on. Does this mean that every time I look at this...that I don't think "Poison Oak" and have a reminder that I was wrong? Of course I do. I might even wanna still "argue." 

But, facts are facts and let's face it...of all the facts available to be made aware of in the universe...I'm sure I haven't even hit the tip of the iceberg! Even if I learned and learned my whole life I'd still know but a teensy tiny fraction of the facts in the universe!

I can look back over my life and see myself feeling "this" way about lots of things...different books I read or things I discovered that just turned a light on that I was wrong about something. It's a long list. But, the longer the list gets...all that means is the closer I'm getting to being who I wanna be...the me I hope to be...

And, one thing I've learned about myself in the last few weeks for sure...is that of all the types of people there are in the world...all the people there are to "judge" or "discriminate against"...there really is only one type of person I actually have no tolerance for...and actually truly dislike...really...is this type...




I can relate to these people only so far as the feeling you get that makes you "want" to stick your head in the sand. That feeling that I had just dealing with realizing something I'd believed my whole life about something simple was wrong. I get (can relate to) the feeling of wanting to just not deal with it. But...how do you learn or improve or grow if you don't just deal with that uncomfortable feeling and change your mind about things? And, these people are not only like this about themselves, but, they encourage others to be that way, too...

These people frustrate me...
Very much... 

No moral to this story.
Just a venting.
And, that's all I have to say about that...
(say that last part with Forrest Gump accent)


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