I’ve had it. I’ve completely had it up to here with people making lists of things not to do or say to other people.
“How Not to Be an Asshole to Pregnant Women”, “How Not to Be an Asshole to Teachers”, etc. Why is this a thing? Why do people need a breakdown of how not to be an asshole at all?
Come on, people. It’s 2017 for cripes sake.
Do you really need a step-by-step guide on how to just be a nice person? To not offend anyone? Do you really not care if others consider you a jerk? Why does anyone need a how-to guide on the Golden Rule?
Have you forgotten everything your mothers taught you about manners and loving thy neighbor?
So, for those of you who have forgotten how to human, I’ve compiled this handy dandy list to keep you in check. Yes, I realize I’m about to make a list on how not to be an asshole. It is what it is.
- Remember that other people live on this planet.
- Please be considerate of them. Put yourself in their shoes.
It’s called common courtesy. Extend it to the people around you. Be respectful.
That’s pretty much it.
The world does not revolve around you. I know your Mama may have told you it does – but she just meant HER world. Bless your heart.
It doesn’t cost anything to be kind and considerate.