Better Than You

You see them everywhere you go. The people that blaze through four way stops, the jerks that cut in line at the movie theater, the morons that intentionally take up two parking spaces at the mall and the fools who thrash around their lives without a care for what impact they might have on others.

While everyone makes mistakes and, on a planet with six billion people, we're going to adversely affect those around us, some among us take it to a whole new level. They are either so negligent, or even malicious, that their acts are a conscious disregard for others. This goes beyond a lack of compassion or the absence of empathy and shuns all convictions and morals aside.

When you see these people, take a moment to look into their eyes. You'll see something truly unique. When you stare down into the pit of their souls, you'll see that they believe they're better than you. They seem themselves as a superior life form and yourself, along with those around you, are just insects waiting to be stomped.

With this form of imagined superiority comes a sense of entitlement, and that is where things go wrong. These people not only believe that they are better than the world, but that the world owes them something. Be it the color of their skin, the way they grew up, the money in their pocket or just something inside them, they feel that they are entitled to better treatment and they will take it if necessary.

That sense of entitlement is what leads to their downfall. Nature, as luck would have it, doesn't possess and entitlement clause. Those who think that they are owed something might be able to take it from time to time, but will never really be able to possess it. Those who believe they deserve something, for no other reason than who they are, are incapable of working for it and earning it.

And in there lies the bitter truth. All men are created equal, but they don't always stay that way. Some of us work hard, achieve great things and make something of our lives. Those who do that, for the most part at least, learn humility and invest themselves emotionally into ideas of justice and equality.

Others feel entitled; they do nothing, achieve nothing and, instead, leech off society. These are the ones who feel superior, the ones who achieve the least, offer nothing to the world and, instead, only flex their supposed superiority by taking that which does not belong to them.

In the end, it's their very sense of superiority that prevents them, not just from becoming better people, but from becoming anything at all. They can't plow the fields in the kingdom they believe themselves to rule, thus, they never make anything grow.

Their accomplishments are fantasies and society, let alone nature, will not favor these fools. They are doomed by their own delusions and will feel the wrath soon.

So when wronged in such a manner, try to let it go. If it was an honest mistake, it will not be repeated and, if it's someone taking what does not belong to them through a feeling of entitlement, they will feel their own demise soon enough.

For nature is cruel to those who don't earn their keep and nothing you can do will ever be able to compete with the very forces that keep evolution going.

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9 Responses to Better Than You

  1. Tom says:

    You know… I've been searching to talk to someone for the longest time to try and get over myself, and though this hasn't solved all of my problems, reading this right now has resolved certain things bothering me today. Funny how I haven't spoken to you in forever and just decided to come read something on the site that ended up helping me out. Hope you're doing alright down there.
    -tom

  2. The Somber One says:

    This is the first rant that I read all the way through. I agree with you 100%. But it is really hard to let go of a grudge. Based on my experiences, it never did matter whether if I let go of the grudge or not. Basically what I'm saying is that I'm damned if I do, and I'm damned if I don't.

    I'm going to reuse this rant on my blog. I like it that much.

  3. Cerberus says:

    " All men are equal in the eyes of death "

    I agree with you completly, about time someone mentioned this. Good work.

  4. Ben says:

    You've just described my brother in law. Sad really. And yes, you're right. These kind of people bring themselves down. It just hurts the rest of us to watch them do so.

  5. H. Baddley says:

    You've really written an outstanding rant here. This is something I can't say I've ever heard anyone else address, but I see it almost everyday. The most extreme example being recently at a Superbowl party. The jerk came in shortly after I had. I could see it in him right away. I tried to ignore him. Tried to be forgiving, even when he wanted to talk loudly to his friends and flail his arms, drawing all attention to himself, despite the fact that others could not watch the game due to his sitting in front of the TV! I moved to the bar to see better. It all came to a head when some young girls came in and sat at a nearby table. The jerk insisted that one girl had "stolen" a chair belonging to his table. She told him no one was sitting in it and she needed it. (Technically it did belong to her table, the jerk had taken it earlier.) The jerk then proceeded to grab the chair in his ham-fisted grip and yank it out from underneath the poor unsuspecting girl, who almost fell in the floor. That was enough for me. Myself and some others notified management. I personally requested that he be put out. He argued for the better part of half an hour, but eventually was sent away by the manager. And that is but one example of what I see in day to day life. Makes one wonder where these idiots come from!

  6. Lacey says:

    Hey Raven, it's been awhile since I visited your site, unfortunately. Just wanted to say that this rant is SO true and really hits close to home. My cousin is one of those people, unfortunately, now that I think about it. He's an ass, plain and simple, with the mentality of a two-year old. Normally, I'm not one that quotes bible scripture, but maybe it's true after all that the meek shall inherit the earth.

  7. Pierce says:

    I love it. It's amazingly true. And it brings knowledge of this to a whole new level

  8. Ivy says:

    It's been some time since I have been here and it is quite refreshing to be reading up on these rants. Yours or not, they speak to me. Once more, as always, you have found a way to voice words I have yet the ability to formulate the way my mind borns them. This actually is a good post to this current moment in time. I have come in contact with those who feel like such and as much as I want to rip their precious heads off, I hold back that temptation. As you mention in the ending, their demise will come to them. It is always great to read your posts; to know that I am not the only one who feels this way. Thank you for this, they are always uplifting. They always seem to put a smile on my face because the content in which they hold. Have a pleasant day.

  9. Pulse says:

    this is so true people need to learn that they're no better than anyone else really we're all weird in our own ways and its creepy if you ask me how some people sit around and say your a freak or say that they're so perfect or check your wrists to see if you cut and then talk about how everyone loves them if all they do is be a jerk to everyone who's gonna love them except for the people who they think might be somewhere near them on the level of popularity society gives them and the person they love might not like them because they're a jerk to almost everyone
    sorry about going on forever but anyways
    bye

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