“Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.”
~ Kevin Costner
Everyone has a flash point. A certain word or action that, when encountered, can and usually does push that person beyond his or her comfort zone and into the realm of temporary insanity.
I’ve managed to eliminate or at least control most of my “flash points”. However, there is one that destroys my ability to think and act rationally. I cannot control my reaction to it even though I work at it diligently.
I know what it is. I know what it does to me. And still, I always react like the good masochist I am. It’s physical. It’s some kind of chemical reaction. I can feel it begin. I can track its progress as it takes control of my body and mind. And yet, I can no more stop it than the rising sun.
That flash point is ARROGANT PEOPLE.
We deal with one of those at this gate. This individual thinks his bowel movements don’t stink. Furthermore, he is the worst type of ARROGANT PERSON because he is a manager of people. He has authority. He has power. Thus, his platform for injustice is elevated to lofty heights.
His sins against humanity are magnified. My wife is concerned that someday a line will be crossed and that words will flow from my brain and every fiber of my being that will take on substance and form as they pass over my vocal cords and penetrate his supercilious ear drums resulting in our dismissal.
Whoa……….that felt good.
Certainly arrogance is a grievous sin. At the very least it is the basest of human behavior. It is the primary root of injustice. At least from my perspective it is.
All of this got me to thinking about the so called “Seven deadly sins” of Sloth-Greed-Envy-Pride-Gluttony-Vanity and Lust.
Guess what folks……………………..Arrogance is one of the seven. It disguises itself with the moniker “Pride”. In fact, pride is considered the worst of the seven.
Catholic doctrine writes – “In almost every list, pride, or hubris, is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self.”
Most of us know people like this. May they all rot in hell.
Oops. Now I’m guilty of wrath. So be it.
“I sat down beside her, said hello, offered to buy her a drink…..and then natural selection reared its ugly head.” – Unknown