Self-Centeredness

I respect that you do not require
or perhaps even value my input.

You are creating an experience
that is centered around you,
which you are FREE TO DO
as an individual.

I, too, am creating an experience
that is centered around me,
in which I find us
BOTH to be self-centered.

I recognize that
your self-centeredness
is no better or worse
than MY self-centeredness.

It is simply what we do.

So I shall not take offense
at your self-centeredness,
and allow you to perceive
my self-centeredness
in whatever manner you wish.

I accept that
whatever should
come of your actions
or my actions
shall be valuable enough
without collaboration.

I respect that you do not require
or perhaps even value my input.

So I shall not offer it.

I am confident
in my own self-centeredness
in that whatever happens
is meant to happen,
regardless of whether
you succeed brilliantly
or fail miserably without me.

I am confident
in my own self-centeredness
that my reaction
to your succeeding or failing
has no bearing on my value
or my willingness to help you.

I pray that you, too,
remain confident
in your self-centeredness.

This is the experience
we are BOTH meant to have.

So good luck with that.

And thank you.

We are Space Monkey.

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