By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Worst Enemy

You know the answer. People are their own worst enemy. A few examples:

1. The bartender who can't help aggressively intruding on your private conversation;
2. The rude manners that get someone no slack or sympathy from a restaurant server;
3. The insecure who bore you with their clay pillars of self-esteem to the point that you don't want to hear any more about their school, their exercise regimen, their ancestry, or their possessions and investments;
4. The sexually promiscuous who expect to be accorded the honor of a virtuous Roman matron or a biblical Joseph;
5. The patronizing Christian who consistently mimics a Pharisee;
6. The pedant who expects people to want to interact with him;
7. The panhandler who thinks bullying will get him a donation.

There is a good side to all of this (I tend to look for silver linings): flawed characters tend to self-destruct. You just have to wait.

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