Rules for THEE, but not for…
Daily Meditation #343–2/2/2023
“Rules for thee, but not for me.”
While this phrase is typically assigned for the elite and politicians (and may be generally correct), we seem to fail to see it in ourselves, as well.
We desire a better world, usually.
We want the world to be a better place.
But we are unwilling to do the work on ourselves or for ourselves.
Look at the entire topic of climate change:
Many insist they want to “save” the planet. They insist things are worse than ever. (Whether they are saving it or things are worse than ever is beyond the realm of my philosophical writing, here)
Yet, for those among us who may claim to want to save things or improve the world are unwilling to be inconvenienced or to change spending habits, et cetera, to do their part in the change.
And this is applicable to us, too.
We want to see the great changes in our lives — a better bank account, a better number on the scale, a better relationship with our loved ones, more balance — yet we will not enact the work or “inconveniences” or changes of habits, spending or otherwise, to see the change happen.
If we cannot even change our weight on a scale, who the hell are we to insist on changes of any kind to the rest of the world?
Remember: “Rules for thee, but not for me” doesn’t just apply for the corrupt — it applies for you, I and everyone, every day, when we fail to act in a manner consistent with the person we aspire to be!