It’s only just dawned on me today that when I get frustrated about things – and people – in life, what it is exactly that annoys me.
It is when other people’s behaviour shows that they consider themselves to be more important than others. Of course, I get frustrated when that behaviour is shown to me, so then it becomes even more personal – that behaviour shows that they consider themselves more important than me! But it’s the fact that it is just generally selfish that bothers me, not [just] that I’ve had my nose put out of joint – honest!
There are two places that I seem to witness this the most and therefore get frustrated the most:
– Not allowing quicker swimmers to pass; chatting at the lane ends and blocking swimmers from turning; just poor lane etiquette in general and being in the wrong lane according to your speed in particular etc
– Driving too quickly; overtaking with no regard for oncoming traffic – especially overtaking cyclists; parking across three spaces etc
Of course, there are other places too, one of the main ones seems to be how people talk to others on social media.
I’m sure none of this is groundbreaking new thought, but as I say, it became clear to me today.
There is of course the other type of person – usually the type that behaves as described above – who seems to get angry and frustrated at how unfair the world is when they are asked not to do exactly as they please and possibly put others first…