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Aphorism 4 / Spouse / Resentment from Sacrifice 


If you make great efforts to please others you will receive small amounts of gratitude in short duration from those others, and, over time with continued acts, you will feel large amounts of resentment for the unappreciated efforts you exerted. But nobody asked you to hold the door for them…of course they’ll walk through it! You can’t yell at them when they’re acceptance of your unsolicited sacrifice goes unnoticed! It would have been rude for them not to accept your sacrifice and now you require a thank you?

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