I will never understand people that do things - things that they have to know are not right - and find ways to justify their behavior (or the behavior of those they are in charge of). I cannot wrap my head around the mindset of people who think it's ok to treat others disrespectfully because they feel they are somehow entitled to do so.
It's something I need to learn to let go of and stop letting it make me so crazy. I just want to hit these types of people over the head with a sledgehammer and open up their closed minds and let some air in. And then I can justify the blow to the head by saying, "well, they were mean to me." Right? Oh wait, no.
I wonder if it's a coping mechanism? "I know I was an asshole, but if I justify it enough times in my mind, it makes it alright to act that way." I'm gonna squish this bug, because if I don't, it may bite someone next week. I'm really just doing the world a favor.
I don't know anyone that is perfect. I know I'm not even penciled in on that list. But I do admit when I do stupid things. (This is pretty often, in case you're keeping score.) I often react emotionally, rather than logically (especially when it concerns my kids). However, I also know when I've gone too far. It just blows my mind that there are people who don't know when they've crossed that line or are so freaking stubborn that when they have, they will never admit it. The world is full of them and sadly, many of them choose to breed. I've also noticed that they stick together. One narcissistic personality supports another because without each other, I think their heads would implode.
Oh wait, I promised funny: A neutron walks into a bar and says, "I'd like a beer, how much?" The bartender gives him one and says, "For you, no charge."