I’m not sure when I went into this business, but I’ve been in it for a very long time. I wouldn’t say that I’m successful at it because although I get pissed off easily, it doesn’t come with benefits that I’m proud of. I’m not richer or happier because I get pissed off. I just get pissed off and that really pisses me off.
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What happens is that I’m irritable at times and then someone crosses my path and I find them irritating. They might not actually be irritating, it might just be that I’m already irritated, doesn’t matter, I find a way to get pissed off. I do a pretty good job of keeping it in and not going off on the person unless I’m married to them, but the irritation is there and makes me even more irritable than I was before.
I’m ready to quit. I realize that there are times in life where being pissed off serves a purpose, makes you speak up and change things. But being easily pissed off at people for just being people is ridiculous. So people at the airport go ahead and crowd to board the plane even though it’s nowhere near your turn. Lady at the grocery store go on and cut in front of me and then take forever to pay. Guy on the street, it’s cool that you are stealing the parking spot that I’ve been waiting here for 5 minutes for. I am not going to get pissed off at you anymore because you don’t even care and I’m the one who ends up dealing with all that useless anger.
I can’t change the world, but I can change the way I react.