And finally, Day 3’s theme in Three Vices is Hear No Evil.
Similar to See No Evil, it’s easy to take on one negative aspect and immediately have your whole view point changed. I find that once I hear someone complain about someone else, I try to look for what annoyed them. This ties in with the gossiping thing, because hoarding other people’s slightly scandalous stories are just as damaging as spreading them, even though I do take pleasure in being the keeper of a lot of secrets. I wonder if these posts have made people more wary of telling me?
I think, though, of the three vices, this one affects me the least. I don’t tend to judge very heavily - my theory is if you do something I don’t do, that’s your choice, I don’t have to do it though - it’s only when I internalize the problem that it starts affecting how I see people.
So, to explain that, it’s like if someone is annoying ME and I noticed it myself, then it is internalized, but if someone tells me that so-and-so is annoying THEM and I see it, but I’m not really affected, then it’s just an observation.
Tomorrow is the last day! WOW! ONE WHOLE FREAKING YEAR! Will you miss me?