You should never want anything from the presents you give others. Well...maybe their happiness, but that's it.
There is a code to being a guest in someone else's home.
I think my problem w/ romantic relationships is that I do not think about the impact an intense interaction has on the other person.
If we dig deep enough, we can always find something bad to say about anyone. But Why? (I guess if they're doing some heinous shit then yeah, but for the sake of gossip, to make our lives more entertaining, why?)
One time I gave Flora an ultimatum and in the middle of her telling me that she doesn't deal well w/ ultimatums, like they make her run away, I had to ask her to translate "ultimatum" from Portguese. I know we both found it funny, despite the seriousness of the conversation.
There is certainly a lot of comedy in my relationship with Flora.
When you step back and look @ it, people who take themselves really seriously are kinda funny.
Someone asked me today, out of all the countries I've been to, which one has the best people. Truth is, there are beautiful people in every part of the world, but I guess I'd also say, Brazil taught me how to recognize it.