There are two important components of jerkhood.
First: an implicit or explicit sense that you are an ‘important’ person.
Second: an implicit or explicit sense that you are surrounded by idiots.
– Eric Schwitzgebel (blog extract)
Hands up if you’ve ever been a jerk? There should be no hands down. Please comment if you have never been a jerk. Not even once.
Here’s all the times I was a jerk…….
No, no, no, I’m not going to do that! Not here anyway.
I wonder if we actually are surrounded by idiots, or if those people have chosen a simpler path that just makes them appear to be idiots to others. They must have some redeeming qualities.
As individuals, we seem to be quite together, perhaps even inconsequential, yet when we get together to form systems or groups we often devolve into idiothood.
Sometimes I wish I was ignorant and close-minded. Then the truth – the reality – doesn’t matter.
So, I’m sorry to everyone who ever felt that I was a jerk to them. I’m trying.
Well, I feel bad
And I’ve felt worse
And I’m a creep
And I’m a jerk
I am so happy and grateful for my phone and this app (just called Gratitude). It reminds me of all the little things I should be grateful for.