April 3rd, “You will encounter someone today who seems like a text book example of a jerk — but try to be open-minded about them!”

I don’t like dealing with jerks and avoid them when possible. Just yesterday, jerks were a topic of conversation. I asked my partner, “What majority of jerks do you think realize that they are being jerks?”

He responded, “99 percent of them.”

I was shocked. My guess was 50 percent because I don’t think a lot of people have self-awareness. Maybe being “jerk consciousness” requires a different kind of awareness. It seems mind boggling to me that so many people could act terribly towards others and know it. Perhaps I’m not a pessimist after all, or more accurately, I’m not a misanthrope. If I am giving half the jerk population the benefit of the doubt, how much do I really hate people?

The horoscope continues to advise:

Judging a book by its cover has never been your style, so why start now? Extenuating circumstances are at work here. Maybe they’re intimidated by you. Maybe they’re acting out because they are nervous or just have a headache! You just don’t know enough to know who they are. Give them a chance and give them time.

Frankly, I don’t care about the reason as to why someone is behaving badly. I do give people passes, but if you’re a jerk often enough, I will stay far, far away from you! It’s not my problem you’re single. Stop treating me a like a punching bag!

Using my energy to deal with others’ issues and personalities is a waste of my resources. I don’t feel like I have enough energy for the people and things I love, so why would I spend any on someone I don’t care about?

I could only surmise that there is something to be gained by my encounter today. Who knows, maybe my mood will change and I’ll have a more generous spirit. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Otherwise, I might be that jerk I encounter!

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