There are successful people in life. I don’t consider myself to be terribly successful; however, I think life is pretty good. What I will never understand, and never have in my entire life, is why some people are determined to be such complete and utter assholes.
I wish I could use another word, but I just don’t think another word gets my point across. There are people on this Earth that hate their life to the point that they cannot stand you to do anything except hate yours too.
I bring this up because I just got home from my soccer game. Sports bring out the worst in people, regardless of if they are watching or playing. I love playing soccer, absolute love it. I am forever grateful that my wife found me a team to play on, even if I am the loner on the team that doesn’t know anyone. Every game we play there is at least one (usually more) guy on he other team who is out to prove something. I am not sure what that something is, but he is going to push, shove, swear, swing, hack, whatever he has to do to prove that he is something. I hate that guy. That guy ruins what would be an otherwise great and fantastic game. I play on a co-ed team, and would love to play on a guys team, but I don’t want to play against guys like that and they are everywhere! Tonight that guy jacked an elbow into my eye completely on purpose, and for zero reason.
You see these people driving too. They speed, swerve, and are fluent road-ragers. They are taking out their hatred for life on the road, just as this moron in my soccer game took his rage out on our team tonight. We have a girl who is 4 feet tall and probably weighs 39 pounds, and he is throwing her to the ground and then yelling at her. Who does that?
You see these people at work (I might be one at work sometimes). Those people that hate their job so much that they are determined to make sure you hate your job too. They poo-poo any successes others have. Complain and complain.
You see it in politics, where just because you disagree with someone they will argue, curse, and scream at you. Neither of you needs to be wrong. Intelligent people can disagree!
I am so fired up about this right now because no one ever gets through to these people. They continue to aggressively go through life being complete assholes. They find happiness in bringing you down to their level. You may be more successful, but instead of working to get to your level, they are going to annoy the crap out of you to bring you down to theirs. Drives me crazy. We should just shoot people that are like this. Honestly, the world would be a better place without them (although we might run out of people).
I believe we need all types of people in the world, and I believe that success comes in all shapes and sizes. You can, like me, be successful personally but not professionally. I am terribly unhappy professionally (my boss knows that, no worries), but I don’t feel that I try to bring everyone down to my misery. And tomorrow, I am going to be more aware of my actions to make sure that I am not because this asshole really got me steamed tonight. He won (both on the field and with this), but I am pretty confident that he will wake up a loser tomorrow. Maybe that is harsh. As a Christian I think I am supposed to love everyone and pray for them and something else… Too fired up to think like that right now. I hate how upset that has me, and how upset I am in general about this…
Why are people like that? Why can’t we just be civil and enjoy life together? I believe there is enough happiness and joy to go around that we don’t need to base our happiness and joy frustrating and annoying others.
Luckily my kitten is here to cheer me up.