I may not be the smartest person on the planet, or the most attractive, or the best at any particular skill, but I am happy to be alive and I never get depressed. I don’t spend a lot of time judging myself, even though I know that I have some negative personality traits. Nobody ever said that life was going to be fair, so you just have to learn to deal with it. If I were to evaluate myself, I would think that I should be put in with the good group of people, rather than the group that tries to harm others. My self esteem prevents me from judging every move that I make in life and being the old dog that I am, I am not trying to learn any new tricks.
I feel that I am empathic toward others and I enjoy listening to both sides of an argument, but I don’t immerse myself in other people’s feelings, emotions, or sensitivities. My parents instilled values in me which I try to follow and I have never been very judgmental. I am tolerant of others, but sometimes people do get on my nerves, and there is not much that I can do about that, because I don’t enjoy fighting. I feel that I am fair with others, as I would never ask someone to do anything that I was unwilling to do myself. I judge myself as being valuable and I mostly ignore what other people do.
Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question #82, which asks, “Do you judge yourself by the same standards that you judge others? If not, are you harsher or more lenient on yourself?”