Despite our usually sunny dispositions and dedication to the practice of “assuming positive intent,” we all occasionally find ourselves having to deal with an incredibly unpleasant individual.
While I’m sure you always handle it with the tact and finesse for which you’ve become so well known, I’m going to ask you to step outside yourself for just a moment.
Think back to such a situation: if the gloves were off, how you really would have liked to have dealt with them?
I would have liked to let him suffer his actions. I would not have come to the rescue.
I would not have cleaned up his messes and instead left him to his own.
Because fuck him. And everything he’s done. And fuck my sense of obligation.
If I was a bad person, I would have allowed him what he wanted and was working on achieving and I would not feel ashamed of this darkness that nurtures that feeling.