Intentions and Expectations

21Jun13

Don’t be an asshole!
Touting yourself as a means to promote others while your real intention is to promote yourself is hollow, empty and selfish. While human nature dictates that we are ultimately in it for ourselves, we don’t have to be assholes. We need to accept that our existence is dependent on those around us. A friend aptly says, “pay attention, and don’t be an asshole!” (KH), of which I believe is great advice. If you’re successful and would like to ‘selflessly’ help others by using your credibility, that could be commendable. It all comes down to your intentions and expectations.

Intentions & Expectations
Do you really know your intentions? Seriously, how many times have we’ve been duped by ourselves? You may think you’re totally honest and upfront with yourself but in actuality you disregard the truth. I attribute that to self preservation, we seem to have been conditioned to follow the safest route, the path of perceived, least resistance. We lie to ourselves all the time, sometimes we’re blatantly hypercritical and self-righteous. Why? I believe it’s because we’ve been conditioned to try to come out on top, no matter the consequences. We’re taught to hide what we deem too risky.

First admit your intentions to yourself.
We could, at least, try to reveal our true intentions to ourselves. You’d think that this was easy but it’s really hard. I believe part of the path to glimpsing at truth is we need to find out our own reasons. What are our intentions? What are the underlying reasons for our actions? and, what do WE ‘expect’ to gain (or lose)? Uncovering our true intentions may be difficult but I believe it is necessary. Why? So you’re not an asshole, that’s why.

Your intentions, no matter how well hidden, tell the true story of who you are. Are your intentions honorable? This question, and many other questions remain. Hiding or disguising your intentions are selfish and deceitful, so just remember, DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE!

DISCLAIMER: All views expressed on these pages are that of the opinion of the said individual and no harm to an individual or group is intended or implied. Digestion of a large ‘grain of salt’ is recommended when reading these articles.

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