I’ve been around you know. Done a lot of growing personally and physically (I need to go to the gym more *sigh*). One of the best lessons I have ever learned has been by the great Will Wheaton, don’t be a dick.
I know when he said this famous line he was referring to sportsmanship in online gaming, but I’m sure it’s something that we can bring into our everyday lives. Don’t be a dick. In life, you will run into people who are rude, talk behind your back, lie, cheat, and steal. But, it doesn’t mean you have to. It doesn’t mean you have to lower yourself to their level and in fact “be a dick.”
It reminds me of this famous conversation from the Oscar Snub “Road House.”:
- Dalton: All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice. If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cock sucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won’t walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can’t walk him, one of the others will help you, and you’ll both be nice. I want you to remember that it’s a job. It’s nothing personal.
- Steve: Being called a cocksucker isn’t personal?
- Dalton: No. It’s two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.
- Steve: What if somebody calls my mama a whore?
- Dalton: Is she? I want you to be nice until it’s time to not be nice.
I think this world would be a little bit nicer and a lot more pleasant to be apart of if other’s would just follow Wheaton’s Law. It’s only one damn law and it can make a lot of difference.
I’m not trying to get up on my soap box, but I am. This is my site, I can do whatever I want