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Giving In Versus Taking For Granted

Which type of person are you?  Does it matter.  Each way seems the easy way out to the person who uses it.  Why fight for something when somebody won’t change their mind? I always do what I want to do or I don’t do it.  What price do we pay for making up our minds when they are closed to other ideas?  If you haven’t noticed, I am a mind reader.  No, not really!  When I do what I want to do, I am open to somebody telling me what to do instead.  Good advice?  Maybe.  Nobody knows everybody’s circumstances.  Some people give in rather than to fight the good fight.  Others seem to not think that maybe the other person or persons involved really want to do something else.  The squeaky wheel gets greased.

Conflicts can be over who gets to choose the place to eat or when to hit a rest stop when on a trip.  Family meals can please most of the group by offering sweet tea instead of soda or milk.  Pie may always be a favorite of both the children and adults in the group and leave cake lovers high and dry at every get together.  Rather than complain some people just “drop out” and/or make excuses for not coming to these gatherings.  Sometimes decisions are made because of a medical necessity such as frequent rest stops for a pregnant woman.  The rest of the time it just gets old and people suffer in silence and forget that they have any rights at all.

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I remember when it seemed that all smokers had the right of way and anyone who opposed them was going against their rights.  Today it is the other way around.  Smokers have to give in to other people who do not want to breathe second hand smoke.  I remember tearing up in a smoke filled room and being told to just take my contacts out.  What was the problem?  I was wearing my glasses at the time.

Maybe we should take turns or develop some kind of compromise.  There are smokers in my night class who can’t go three hours without a cigarette.  Now we take two five minute breaks breaking up the class periods into three approximately equal class periods.  Now I see many smokers stepping outside when they want to smoke even in their own homes.give&take.php

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