I don’t think of myself as the kind of person who would purposely take advantage of anyone else. In fact, I know I’m not. But, it gets me thinking about people who do this though. What is it that drives them? How do they get it right to disregard the next person? Imagine if someone played on your emotions, got you to fall for their “poor me” charade regardless of how it affected you (for example financially or emotionally) and didn’t even bat an eyelid once they were done with you.
I wonder how dumb someone has to be to fall for a trickery of sorts by the next person.
With that said, I don’t really like to use the word “dumb” because good nature vs “dumb” does not an equation make.
Narcissistic, malicious, vindictive, selfish etc. words I would use to describe these kinds of people, all bad and who are well disguised. They walk among us, well dressed in their suits complete with Gucci handbags, Louis Vuitton’s and sweet smiley faces. We don’t see them until it’s too late…the hindsight view offering a complete unveiling of the bad seed that’s planted it’s roots in your life. Sadly, it’s a tad bit too late…
So how do you deal with these thick skinned individuals? I’m almost tempted to say, “If you can’t beat them join them“. Getting angry and doing things to disadvantage yourself, will not get you anywhere. If anything, it’ll make you miserable and ultimately deliver a win on a platter to these vile beings, who will think nothing of moving on to the next person to unleash their despicable bahaviour upon. They have no shame and therefore, don’t see the error of their ways…
My advice would be: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, commit the lesson to memory and don’t lower your standards to the likes of them. Carry on with life but do so stronger and lighter because their weeded roots will finally be cut and their hold over you will wither and die. They do not deserve to be a part of your life and they are most definitely not worth your wasted effort or energy…
If you are this type of person, then take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror and remember, “What goes around, comes around“. You have my sympathy…No wait! (I take that back)…Enjoy the ride!!!
Karma is a bitch!
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I blog about Hydrocephalus and Selective Mutism to give a voice to the millions of people around the world with this condition and disorder. As much as these experiences are unique to me and my family, I’m sure others have experienced it too. My aim…to shine a light on it and raise awareness – simple and challenging at the same time but worth it!