Pronunciation: \ˈsel-fləs\, adjective
having no concern for self, selflessness being a noun.
You know you've seen people who embody this trait, and it's glaringly obvious when someone doesn't. I'm struggling today with someone who doesn't. I won't name names, he isn't anyone in my home, however he is someone who is important to me.
How can you say you love someone, and yet treat them like something left over on the buffet table, cold and congealed? (Possibly dripping with ranch dressing...see previous post). I have never understood being so mad or angry at someone you love that you would be willing to completely remove them from your life. I mean, close the book, walk away, act like they don't exist.
This has become the norm in the relationship between myself and this other person. I've cried, I've ranted, I've probably driven my poor husband insane over it...and yet, here I sit, angry about it again this morning. What do you do when this person means so much to you? How many times do you try to restart the relationship? At what point do you just quit? (And if you do quit, then what? Mourn the death of the relationship?)
I want to send a graduation announcement for Oldest Boy to this person. O.B would love it if he actually got a response...but I'm doubtful and hesitant. Do I write this person and tell him "You are burning bridges here, acknowledge these children, get your head out of your butt..." ?? Would that make a difference?
How do you get through to someone who doesn't know how to be selfless? Is it something they could learn? Would it be easier for me to lose these freaking 15 pounds in 10 days?? I'm beginning to believe it might be...