Perhaps it has been functioning in the Irma hurricane frenzy that has really exacerbated the absolute lack of patience and kindness in people. I have witnessed more examples of the worst side of “me first” behavior I think I have ever seen in such a short amount of time. It has also made me grossly aware of my own boundaries and shortcomings. The lesson I have taken away from this is I have become grossly aware of how much rude and outrageous “me first” behavior we are all exposed to every day and I have learned to accept them as normal or am I so desperate for approval myself that I allow and accept it? I know I can never change or undo the behavior of others, but I can take care of my heart by avoiding the situations, or not allow myself to be caught up in the orbit of others approval. I know some think I should speak out against the bad behavior, that ignoring it is just another way of approving of it. But maybe this is my way of “me first” and I am not particularly proud of it.
"Got to Do Better" Eric Bibb