I’ve always been a good driver, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that I wasn’t as good as I thought I was. Of course, as I get better, I realize I had much room to improve – but I’m pretty sure I’m just about as good as I can get…. right?
As I drive around, I encounter people who seem intent on making me angry. Either they don’t seem to understand the finer points of driving, or they feel like I’m in their way. Whether cutting me off, trying to cut across four lanes of traffic to make a turn they missed, or simply forget that other people might need to use the same road as they are using.
I call this type of attitude Ignorant Arrogance
I call this type of attitude Ignorant Arrogance. I honestly don’t believe people are purposely arrogant, but are often ignorant to how they are affecting others. Of course, some people are merely selfish and arrogant, but often people are so self-absorbed they don’t care how others are affected.
Today’s chapter in the Love Dare book deals with this issue. Once people get married, they tend to become less thoughtful and more selfish. We began to think less about impressing the object of our deepest love, and more about getting our needs and wants met. Indeed, we are rude to our partners.
However, “love is not rude.”
As I’ve said in an earlier post this week, when I get tired, I get rude. I need to stop this.
There were three questions towards the end of this chapter. Test yourself, see how you’re doing:
- How does your spouse feel about the way you speak and act around them?
- How does your behavior affect your mate’s sense of worth and self esteem?
- Would your spouse say you are a blessing, or that you’re condescending and embarrassing?
How did you score? I’ll tell you mine tomorrow via Twitter.