Saturday, December 29, 2012

How selfish are you?- questions to make you think


Read this with an open mind, it is not to condemn but to show us where we are weak and what we could work on to be better people. We ALL have weaknesses and places we are selfish in and need to work on.
Look inside yourself non judgmentally and see if there is anywhere that you could improve on.

*Do you try to monopolize the conversation?

* Do you think your opinions are better than everyone else's?

* Do you ask people how they are?

* Do you listen to the answer or as soon as they start speaking you ignore them?

* How many times do you use I or me in conversations?

* Do you ever make the first move in apologizing?

* Do you ever apologize?

* Is your conversations all about your world?

* Do you use people for your own benefit?

* Is there people that you only talk to when you want something?

* Do you ask people about their families, job or life?

* Are you interested in what someone else has to say?

* Do you compliment people? If not, why?

* Do you give praise to everyone (not only your own family), where praise is due? If not, why?

* Are you jealous? If so, why?

* Do you want the best for someone else, no matter who they may be?

* How supportive are you?

* Do you like to be in control all the time?

* Do you make it known that your family is the greatest and the best?

* Are you considerate of other peoples feelings and ideas?

* Would you take up for someone that is wrong against someone that is right just to make yourself look good in that persons eyes?

* Do you do things to make yourself look good in other people's eyes?

* Do you think you are better than someone else?

* Do you care only about yourself and what you want no matter the cost?

* Do you scheme to see how you will get people to do your will?

* Do you manipulate?

* Do you try to be right even though you know you are wrong?

* Do you share?

* How important are your feelings?

* How revengeful are you?

* Do you have a "poor me" attitude?

* Do you get over things quickly?

* Do you give the biggest bowl of ice cream?

* Are you thoughtful?

* Do you care if someone is sick?

* Are you possessive?

Again I repeat, do not judge yourself but except the bad in you and know it is something you have to work on because you are worth it!!!

It's a harsh world we live in with all the the selfishness that goes around. People get their feelings hurt and then they take revenge and that causes a lot of selfishness. Revenge belongs to the Lord!! DO NOT TAKE IT!!!  Be forgiving, treat people with respect, give credit where credit is due, love deeply and selflessly, unconditionally, live in peace if you can, show mercy, uplift people, love your neighbor as you love yourself so they DON"T have a reason to take revenge on you, be generous.
 Let us try to be less selfish and more giving of our time, energy, love, money, things, compassion and faithfulness in this new year.