From time to time I come across people - from all aspects of my life - who seem to be just impossible to get on with.
I don't know why. I certainly don't go out of my way to create enemies out of people. Even if I disagree with them on some point or the other, this is not going to effect my ability to deal with them in a civil manner - or simply, by choice, avoid interacting with them at all, in order to mitigate the risk of conflict. (Its a more modern version of the 'just walk away' concept, I guess).
It seems, however, that I might have idealistic views.
Theres a few people out there from both IRL and Online forums that seem to love to find reasons to be intensely irritating.
These are people whos attitudes are arrogant in the extreme, at least in their dealings with me. They will take opportunity to create conflict whenever they can, whether its appropriate or not. And they don't seem to know when it is best to simply ignore, bow out, disregard or 'walk away' from a situation.
I know there are a few people that I deliberately avoid or ignore. I'm not interested in getting into a pissing contest with someone over a relatively miniscule point, just because the guy feels the need to disagree with me. Having tried to 'make friends' - and fail, typically - i'm more than happy to 'live and let live'. I don't understand why this isn't reciprocated.
I can cite examples from all over the place. At this stage i'm not going to name specifics as this might risk making this blog too personal, and create further aggrivation. I just want to move on. It seems, however, that my efforts to be the 'bigger man' are falling on deaf ears.
Why can't we all just get along?