The Mess of Life

I get
Why should I invest in you — when you are my inferior? An in-valid.
Or
They treated me with obvious goodwill and kindness.
How to tell?
Same way you tell anywhere.
Unconditional acceptance
Of my self reliant adulthood,
Willing to be available if asked
Or
I must be liked and accepted or I am a shit
So I will do this for you at great cost to myself
So I may signal my virtue
I must be liked. So don’t get in my way and compete with me for likes.
For you must do the right thing, whatever I decide that is
or you are a shit
and I can’t stand this inconvenience.

http://www.rebtnetwork.org/library/musts.html

Most people are crazy because they need to be liked – Albert Ellis

I highly prefer to be liked and accepted but I don’t HAVE to be. I never have been 100% and I never will be, stroke or no stroke.

I highly prefer others do the right thing, whatever I decide that is, but they don’t HAVE to. They never have and they never will, stroke or no stroke.

I highly prefer no inconveniences in my life but I don’t HAVE to have that. I never had that and I never will, stroke or no stroke.

The Mess of Life
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