Yours and Mine.

When you make a mistake, you are learning from them. When I make one, I am messing things up.

When you scream at me, it is out of deep love. When I do the same, I am being rude.

When you give me advice, you are more experienced. When I suggest something, I am a know-it-all.

When you call me dumb, you are speaking the truth. When I say you are acting dumb, I am being impolite.

When you hide the truth, it is a white lie that does everyone good. When I stop myself from telling the truth, I am being hypocritical.

If I say I am going to do something and do it, I am selfish.

If I do something I did not say I would do, I am being careless.

If a neighbour’s son is rebellious, it is only natural. Plus, it just shows how wonderfully individualistic he is.

When I refuse to do something because I do not like it, I am being stubborn.

When your friend writes a book, he is extremely talented.

When I write a poem, I am wasting my time.

When ABC makes a wall hanging using the Anchor Stitch Kit, she is being delectably creative.

When I make up a song about how wonderful you are, I am trying to impress you.

When XYZ cleans up her boyfriend’s room and cooks wonderful dishes for him, you say she’s such a responsible girl.

Oh she’s a darling. Did you know, she does so much for him?

When I praise my one a little, you say I am such a sucker.

If I wear makeup, you say I am stuck up.

When I do not, you say I have crow’s feet and laugh lines.

Boy, you are beginning to look old. And are those love handles on your waist?

If I watch movies, I am a conformist. When I do not, I am trying too hard to be different.

When I am happy, I am being irresponsible.

When I am sad, I am seeking for attention.

We seem to be in entirely different worlds, don’t we?

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7 thoughts on “Yours and Mine.

  1. It’s essentially a way of justifying their actions.. Pigeon-holing people,giving them labels- because that makes it so much easier to deal with them!
    Hmm..

  2. I loved this:
    “When you call me dumb, you are speaking the truth. When I say you are acting dumb, I am being impolite.”

    Trust me, you have very little clue how it is in the corporate world. 😮 People are so crazy and you have to babysit them to get the company’s work done!! Geez! What happened to simple old fashioned objective professionalism? Why do I have to worry my life out on how s/he “perceives” things and work around his “emotional state”!!!? Thanks for this post, felt good to read this… I wish it was a nice baton… could whack somebody!! 😀

  3. Glad you liked the post, Eroteme. 🙂
    Thankfully I am not in the corporate world.. Professionalism? With new words being invented everyday, we find newer ways to project our weaknesses as God’s gifts to mankind!

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