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Re: For My People: WHY I am a great big jerk.
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2013, 06:51:30 pm »
As a person slowly learning how not to be a doormat and the balance between "My heart bleeds for everybody" and "Everybody is a horrible asshole and can fuck right off, I thought this was was all pretty sound advice.

It's all about establishing boundaries.  In today's world "having set boundaries" = "jerk".

And if you have to choose, you're really better of being considered a jerk rather than everyone's personal toilet.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 06:55:04 pm »
These rules should be taught to our children in the womb


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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 06:57:13 pm »
These rules should be taught to our children in the womb

Yep.  But OUR kids, not the kids of, you know, those people walking1.

They wouldn't be able to process the information.  Besides, if you think you're gonna teach ANYTHING to a society that thinks Eighteen and Counting and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, then you are bound for a big disappointment.




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Re: For My People: WHY I am a great big jerk.
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 07:00:48 pm »
These rules should not be taught. They are either learned or you're one of them  :evil:
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 07:02:04 pm »
These rules should not be taught. They are either learned or you're one of them  :evil:

Naw.  All behavior, more or less, is a learned skill1.  My kids learned the above.

I don't see much advantage in teaching it at large, though.





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Re: For My People: WHY I am a great big jerk.
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2013, 07:06:24 pm »
Come to think of it I do sort of teach it but more in a - by example - way.

Someone comes to me bitching and whining about some trivial shite, I laugh and say "cool"

They don't usually do it a second time but some do. It's never happened a third, they've either stopped talking to to me completely by this time or they've learned that I'm not the kind of person who want's to fucking know or, even better, they've grown a fucking set.
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013, 10:49:03 pm »
These rules should be taught to our children in the womb

Yep.  But OUR kids, not the kids of, you know, those people walking1.

They wouldn't be able to process the information.  Besides, if you think you're gonna teach ANYTHING to a society that thinks Eighteen and Counting and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, then you are bound for a big disappointment.




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I was more specific at first, then I backed it out and left it that way.
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 11:29:33 pm »
To commemorate this holy text, filthy assistant shall be laminating an A3 version of it, to be read to all demanding to see me.

I may get him some kind of hat.

edit - Assuming permission is granted?
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Re: For My People: WHY I am a great big jerk.
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 11:45:39 pm »
I have to agree with others here.
The JERKness you describe here is the only way to do it, in my opinion. I have printed this out and hung it by my computer for reminders to be more of a jerk.
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2013, 11:53:29 pm »
I should make "be a jerk" a new year's resolution.  Tired of being nice.
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2013, 12:25:16 am »
To commemorate this holy text, filthy assistant shall be laminating an A3 version of it, to be read to all demanding to see me.

I may get him some kind of hat.

edit - Assuming permission is granted?

Go ahead.
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2013, 12:25:53 am »
I should make "be a jerk" a new year's resolution.  Tired of being nice.

Nice has its place.

Specifically, around people that can handle nice.
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Re: For My People: WHY I am a great big jerk.
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2013, 12:36:08 am »
Hi, my name is The Good Reverend Roger, and I'm a great big jerk.  People often ask me WHY I'm a jerk, but I usually just crap all over them in response, because...Well, "jerk".  But today, I thought I'd make my case for why I'm a jerk, and why many of YOU should be jerks.

1.  I am not required to tolerate passive-aggressive backhanded sniping.  If you wish to tell me that I'm a fucking jerk, just DO IT.  There's no need to follow me around making snide little comments, like a great big pussy.  Nobody should have to put up with that.

2.  God KNOWS I hate people, and he put me on a planet with 7.3 billion of you assmonkeys.  I should be compensated for this.

3.  I am old and cranky.  I take pills to maintain even the semblance of civility that you fuckers have experienced.

4.  I am ALSO the most compassionate, caring, and kindly bag of shit you jackasses will EVER see, once you're out from under the wing of your parents.  Compared to the bosses, co-workers, and/or university professors you are about to experience, I am the next thing to Mahatma fucking Gandhi.  Just think of me as your introduction to what's waiting for you around life's corner, holding a bat with a nail through it and giggling like a low-grade moron.

5.  The English have a saying, "Keep being their cunt, and they'll keep fucking you."  WORDS TO LIVE BY.

6.  The poet ee cummings once wrote "There is some shit I will not eat."  ALSO WORDS TO LIVE BY.

7.  As you get older, if you CAN'T be a jerk to people who run up to you DEMANDING it, you will get ulcers, high blood pressure, heart problems, and you will begin to resemble a door mat.

8.  Jerks don't get bothered much.  "Reasonable people" are life's chew toy.

9.  As you get older, your capacity to listen to the tales of woe from dumbfucks will diminish.  Do not fight this, or you will be the crying towel for every useless son of a bitch that comes down the pike, whimpering excuses as to why their fucked up life isn't their fault.

10.  FUCK 'EM IF THEY CAN'T TAKE A JOKE.

That is all.  You may now return to your regularly scheduled Holist thread.

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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2013, 12:37:57 am »
Actually, it's interesting the degree to which we're on the same wavelength. I'm in a single parent's group and it frustrates me how often these (mostly women) just let themselves be TOTAL DOORMATS, and how much I wanted to teach classes in BEING A BITCH, which actually just means having boundaries and enforcing them. I am going to go find a post I wrote about it day before yesterday, BRB.
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2013, 12:43:21 am »


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I feel like I need to teach a class in being a bitch. Seriously, ladies, and gentlemen, too; every single one of us has been screwed over because we were too nice. Stop being nice RIGHT NOW. Your energy as a parent is not about "nice", it's about being competent. Fuck "nice" in the face with a stick. You can be nice when you have plenty of resources and energy to spare; until then, you are a stone cold bitch with a lock on your door and a heart that only has love for your babies and your SUPPORTIVE friends/family. Everyone else can GTFO your doorstep.

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Sad fact is, in this society women get called "bitches" just for having and enforcing reasonable boundaries, and we FEAR being called "bitch", so that stops us from standing up for our own needs and best interests. When you lose that fear, you become a stronger and more effective person, and not only that, but you attract other strong and effective people who respect that. Do not fear being a "bitch"!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”