#869 The Chicken or the Egg?

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

When you're a distrustful, cynical person, people try to beat you.  But did you become distrustful and cynical because they tried to beat you or do they try to beat you because you're distrustful and cynical?

A distrustful, cynical person can give you many examples of people cheating them and lying to them.  They're real examples, and they'll tell you about them with a matter of fact tone challenging you to tell them how they're supposed to trust anyone in the face of their life experience.

If you ask the offender why they cheated or lied, they'll tell you "He deserved it" and give your chapter and verse about the insuperable, insufferable, situations imposed on them by their oppressor.

Did the oppressor get burned because he is oppressive or did he become oppressive because he got burned?

In the end, it doesn't matter which came first.  It's a choice.  You can decide to see good and remember examples of goodness to support that view or to see deceit and remember incidents of duplicity to support that view; we’ve all experienced both.

As Earl Nightingale famously said, "You become what you think about most of the time."

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