Ready. Set. Go.

This week I will do you no favors.
This week I will not call or text you.
This week I will not be thoughtful.
This week I will only answer your calls if I know you don’t need me [to listen to you talk]. (Don’t feel hurt if I hang up on you.)
This week I will think of only me.

I want so desperately to feel something real.

It’s funny how when you wake up in the morning it all feels so silly. Yesterday’s news.

Disconnecting: I wonder if it will hurt me more or just make me stronger. By the end of the week I will know.

 

(Thanks for the comment, Steve)

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  1. “Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.
    But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leech who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please — this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time — and squawk for more!
    So learn to say No — and to be rude about it when necessary.
    Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you.
    (This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don’t do it because it is “expected” of you.)”

    -Robert Heinlein, ‘Time Enough for Love’

    but it doesn’t mean you should go to this OTHER extreme either.

    If anything you should still be nice to me because I’ve always been nice to you.

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