3.03.2008

On Being The Bigger Person


I seem to find it constantly necessary in my job to put pettiness aside, swallow my pride, and “be the bigger person” than someone else.

Oftentimes, like, oh, let’s say yesterday for example, I’ll find myself in a position where I know that I’m in the right about something, and I know that someone else is in the wrong. And I really want nothing more than to respond to that other person in such a way that they will come to realize just exactly how right I am and how wrong they are.

And that’s when the bigger person thing comes into play.

Maybe it’s like that no matter what your job is, and maybe you find yourself having to do it all the time as well, I don’t know. What I do know is that if I’m honest, I sometimes have a fairly massive ego, and swallowing my pride and being the bigger person can be very difficult for me to do and I get tired of doing it (what seems like) so often.

The question is this: do I still get credit for stepping up and being the bigger person if I resent having to do so?

11 comments:

Rachael 3/3/08, 4:39 PM  

Under my "Heaven's Bonus Point System," yes, absolutely. To the tune of around 150 points a pop.

Luke 3/5/08, 10:34 AM  

Rachael,

That is outstanding news.

Rachael 3/5/08, 11:23 AM  

Keep in mind that you may not be using the same system, though.

Luke 3/5/08, 3:34 PM  

Shoot.

Clay 3/5/08, 8:58 PM  

I say you DO get the credit.

amanda 3/5/08, 9:52 PM  

did you used to play Dungeons and Dragons?

Luke 3/6/08, 9:32 AM  

Clay,

Excellent! That's one and a half votes!

Luke 3/6/08, 9:33 AM  

Amanda,

Thursday nights from 7:00-11:00 in the comic book store by Fiesta Cinema 16. You should SO come. Make sure you bring your Magic cards too.

Veronica 3/7/08, 12:37 PM  

Do you seriosly play Dungeons and Dragons? Its difficult to tell sarcasm in the written word sometimes...
If so, this is a previously completely unknown fact for me about you.

Luke 3/7/08, 12:53 PM  

V,

Ya, I thought it might come across that way, so let me be clear: absolutely not.

The question Amanda asked in jest in her comment was put to me seriously by someone at an "After High School Group" event on Sunday night.

Apparently, I seemed like the type to him.

Veronica 3/10/08, 11:59 AM  

Thanks Luke - thats a big relief. Not that theres anything wrong with that.

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