Yesterday, I forgot something.
I forgot two very important things.
Those things are called…
…”respect for others.” And “HABIT NUMBER FIVE.”
It sounds really stupid if you know that I’m a nut who loves friendship. But seriously, I did forget those things yesterday.
And now, look at the picture. See that big scar on my avatar? That was caused by the butt-biter (that drooling ball with big teeth) that I called through my lack of respect for others. Today, it got handed to me by the person who I disrespected, and freaking nuts, the butt-biter and the scar that it made looks uglier than my drawing of it.
The bite really stung, alright…agh…
But still, I’m thankful for the lesson time that I had because of that. It reminded me that I’m not perfect. It reminded me that respect is freaking important in friendship. It reminded me that no one’s perfect. It reminded me that I can’t control any person except myself. It reminded me of the importance of HABIT NUMBER FIVE.
Ah, I have a feeling that my imperfection will act up again and call in more butt-biters, but still, look at the bright side and do your best, you crazy bear.
Oh, and regarding the specifics of how I disrespected a certain person…It involved me using that person’s tweet in a certain blog post without her permission. My original intention for the use of that tweet was “showing the dangers of reactivity,” but I ended up mixing it up with “making everyone agree with me at any cost” and forgetting about understanding her motive for tweeting that tweet. My selfishness also called the butt-biter in, alright. Also, this morning, I told her about my use of her tweet in that post (which I took down already), since I felt like it was rude to not directly inform her about my use of her tweet in my post. And I definitely didn’t think things through during that time, alright, since I didn’t realize that I was already being rude because I didn’t ask her for permission to use that tweet in my blog post and I freaking used that tweet to persuade people into agreeing with my point when she actually didn’t intend to persuade people through that tweet.
Yeah, I feel like I let selfishness take me over during that time, and man, I can feel the sting of the butt-biter’s bite again…agh…freaking sticks…
Anyway, I already sent my apology to that person, and she isn’t as angry as she was when she responded to my message where I told her about my use of her tweet in my blog post. And I’m also very thankful for her calling me out on my idiocy and for her reminding me about the importance of respect in friendship. I really needed them, alright. Also, I need to remember the importance of HABIT NUMBER FREAKING FIVE: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD.
I need to remember to ask permission before using stuff made by others in whatever stuff that I want to do, too. And I need to remember HABIT NUMBER FIVE.
And I need to follow a proper daily routine, too. Also, all that lack of sleep…it’s been messing my brain up lately.
Now then, time for a self-reminder:
Respect is freaking important in friendship, Tobby! AND REMEMBER HABIT NUMBER FIVE, YOU CRAZY BEAR!