Words from Dic(tionary)
Human beings are lions.
It’s the truth. Even though some folks portray themselves as lambs, it’s a little shocking when later on they sink their teeth into you.
The true journey of life is not about denying the lion and the passion you have for what you want, but instead, tempering it with the mercy to do it fairly and granting license to others to pursue their dreams.
I think the only aggression that exists in life is when we pretend to be passive and end up being mean-spirited.
I will be honest with you. I know what I want. I am not in denial. I’m not trying to hide it behind noble gestures or religious conviction. My only responsibility is to make sure I am candid with you about my desires and don’t pretend to be flexible where I am not and willing where I am resistant.
The greatest danger in life is to be a liar–and probably one of the worst lies is telling people that you don’t really care one way or the other.
Even though the dictionary portrays aggression as a violent act, passivity can be equally as devastating, if not disabling.
When I know someone is aggressive, I am fully aware of their intentions and can adjust my involvement based on that conclusion. But when they disguise their motives, they leave me vulnerable, without allowing me the opportunity to choose to receive their ideas on my own.
After all, can there be anything more dastardly than the statement, “we hate the sin but we love the sinner” or “I just want you to be happy, and I know the only way you’ll be happy is if you do … “
I am an aggressive fellow when it comes to my own life and passive when it comes to yours–and where that is not true is exactly where I need to work … every day of my life.