People often say "Stop thinking the world owes you something". I agree. Nobody owes anything to anybody. Because nothing in this world is earned. People get whatever others are willing to pay out. Nothing more nothing less. A person could do everything "by the book" and have a good "first impression" but the decision to respect them or not is the individual's. I don't "owe" them respect just because they "did everything right". If I feel like giving someone respect I'll give it to them whether they "earned" it or not. Nothing in this life is guaranteed. Including a person's respect. Nobody "deserves" anything. Nobody "owes" you anything regardless of how much work you put in. Nothing is guaranteed. Therefore nothing is earned. Nobody "earns" or "deserves" anything. You get whatever other people are in the mood to give you. There is no changing someone's mind. People have their minds made up from the moment they see you. There is no "just go and lift". There is no "go practice Buddhism". Their mind is made up. You have no control or influence over how another person chooses to treat you. They're gonna treat you how they're gonna treat you. The end. A guitar is a neutral object. It's not going to refuse to play a C chord assuming your fingers are in the right place. A woman on the other hand is a human being with a mind of its own and can reject you irrespective of how well you may present yourself to her in terms of your confidence and personality. There is no "game". I'm sick of the oft-repeated lie that "respect is earned". Can you tell just by looking at someone how much respect they've earned? What if you feel you earned respect but I feel you haven't. Who's right?
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"The world is just fine the way it is. You're the problem. Not us."