You know the old saying, treat others as you wish to be treated? I always thought I did that.  However, what I was doing was assuming everyone thought and felt about things the same way I did.  As a result, I could never understand when they become upset when I was simply going along with the agreed-upon credo?

Step 11: sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

I’ve had a long-standing belief that if I’m living my life correctly, certain people should hate me. Those who stand diametrically opposed to everything I believe in?  I just take for granted that they know I’m against them. It’s my self-inflated ego.  Can’t they tell that their thing isn’t my bag?  What about me makes you think that I’m this or that, like you?  Because whatever way you’re going, I’m about-facing.

When someone became offended, that was a good thing:  about time they woke up and heard the truth.  My version of the truth.  I’d also express myself in such a manner as to effectively scare everyone else into noncommittal silence.  It wasn’t that they all agreed; they just didn’t want to get into it with someone who was well on his way to incomprehension.

Today, understand:  that I’m more than my opinions.  Which is good, because the program in constantly showing me where my opinions are wrong.

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