I feel very lucky. In many ways, Declan is incredibly thoughtful. He shares. He thinks. He helps.
But sometimes, I look around and see others, how they grew up – and I get scared. Scared he will change and turn and twist throughout the tumultuous teen years until I don’t even know him anymore.
I know that selfishness can be a mode of protection. I definitely have it in me when I build a wall, tell people no, shut things out.
But when selfishness goes so far – allows people to cloud their judgment so much? I have seen levels of it recently that astound me. It would actually be selfish of me to waste your time describing it – but the worst part? This selfish person thinks she is generous.
How does that happen?
How do people shift their perception so strongly that they use people and let themselves think it’s a good thing? That they are doing the right thing?
And how to do I make sure my son never goes down that path?