Red Lion Posted October 18, 2016 Share Posted October 18, 2016 When you find something delicious (a snack or candy) and you start rationing it out because your first thought is "Wow that's good, X, Y and Z need to have some of this!" and it doesn't occur to you until after you've made plans to save and share that you aren't hoarding your shit all to yourself like a dragon, threatening to breath fire at the first person who asks for a bite. That point where you stop being selfish about even the little things is when you know you value your friends. ....everyone else can fuck off though. All non-friends who reach for my snack foods will get bit. You guys ever just stop over something inconsequential and think "Wow....holy crap I actually like the people in my life enough to want to spread even the smallest of life's little pleasure out to include them". It's a weird feeling. Especially when you're used to being an adamant non-sharer who hates even the idea of giving some undeserving plebeian a morsel of your discount Halloween treats. >8B Tell me how your friendships have changed your personality! Did you find yourself suddenly transformed into a nicer person because now there are people in your life and you actually love them somewhere in your cruddy little scab of a heart? Do you find yourself doing things and thinking about how much other people would enjoy it too? Are you compelled to get gifts because you like seeing them cheered up or maybe you just find it endearing when they're surprised by unexpected nice things every now and then? Obviously I'm aware that some of you are genuinely very kind people by nature who would give a random stranger the shirt off of your back if you thought they needed it. To you I say...bless you, don't ever change, there aren't nearly enough of you. But for sour hermits like me the feeling of doing something nice BECAUSE YOU LIKE SOMEONE is still enough to make me pause and re-evaluate my self-image a little. *re-evaluating* Yep, still a grumpy,sarcastic crab-apple. But I'm a grumpy, sarcastic crab-apple who is still capable of whole-heartedly loving people and that makes me a sometimes happy-on-the-inside grumpy, sarcastic crab-apple? Uhhh....I guess that works. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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