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August 31, 2017 Doing what is expected isn’t always ‘easy-peasy’
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There is a time in everyone’s life when he (or she) must face the possibility there are certain things he (or she) cannot or should not do: It might be a proposed IT or WHAT being expected of them by someone who depends upon them to ‘do it’. It might be a small thing or an enormous thing; it matters not so much as to the intent involved—and, certainly not the caliber (intensity) created by the harbored importance, but by the act itself and its ability to self navigate.

Now that I have the hard stuff duly explained, let’s get down to the really tough stuff: knowing what it is we are expected to do.

Quite often it will be something someone else would rather not want to be responsible for.” Oh great!” you’re saying? “You’re welcomed.” I’ll quickly add. I feel you should understand right from the beginning there are no free lunches involved so you won’t be surprised or taken, off guard, in any way by arrival of any initial stage of introduction. (There’s always a catch to just about everything, but you’ll soon learn that as you become engaged in any openly observed ‘game of avoiding responsibilities’, often flagrantly mishandled.)

As a child we are expect to and are allowed to have someone assume the responsibility for us; but, somewhere along the way, during our advance into adulthood, a shift takes over and for some persons that shift slides out of focus to easily leave an unwary (you might call them an uneducated) victim as the recipient of seemingly endless responsibilities. There’s a name for it: It describes them as being a pigeon, a mark, a dunce; there’s more, but why continue heaping dishonor on hapless owners? They’re most likely kindhearted, helpful, thoughtful people; people usually eager to help out others in need. And, then…there is the other kind; those who know exactly what they’re doing. There’s little escaping them, unless you can become the clever deliverer of the ‘double intender’, the gotcha factor that takes the scenario on a roundabout trip back to the original sponsor. Some expertise is required to pull that one off. Suppose if one having been given the responsibility to perform a task dumps that on someone else; the action is considered a ‘clever slip-a-way’ by the creator. But, if the result coming back is more deeply reaching than expected and causes the person left with the responsibility rewarded extensively, the original person ends up having to pay any debt resulting from the change-out.

It’s a cruel world they say. But, that’s the way it goes, sometimes…

Tsk, tsk.

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