Pride can be dangerous. It’s the sneaking feeling of self-righteous, pious, indignation leaves you unable or unwilling to compromise. This is when communication and partnership are doomed to fail. 

Look, I get it. He’s a jerk. She’s stupid. Your boss sucks. No one can do the job as well as you can. They need YOU! You are the Obi-Wan they have been looking for. No one works as hard or as well as you do. This whole place would crumble into a ruin if you were not there to take care of it. Frankly, you resent everyone else because they don’t do it the way you expect it to be done.

Why don’t they appreciate you? 

Get a grip. Take a deep breath. Turns out there is more than one way to skin a cat. When we walk around with a chip the size of Alaska on our shoulder someone is bound to accept the challenge to try and knock it off. 

Maybe everything is not about you. Maybe the world can go on turning even if you let it go for once. No one needs you to teach them how to do it. No one needs to know the “right” way. 

Try going with the flow. Just accept it for what it is. Most likely the worst thing that will happen is you have one less thing to bitch about today. 

Oh, except go ahead and hold a grudge against that girl. She thinks she is smarter than everyone else. We hate that. 

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