It’s for your own good. Tough love. This is a last resort. Mother knows best.
It sounds good, in theory. Like someone has your best interests at heart, and is establishing firm boundaries. It’s about time, some would say. Strong leadership! Yeah!
But even the slightest scratch to the surface of this theory reveals its many flaws.
First of all, who made you the Decider? How do you know if your way is the best way? What if I disagree?
Second, how is it that you’re the one person on the planet who wouldn’t allow this power to go to your head? Forcing people to do things, or live a certain way, or preventing certain behaviors, is the tip of a very large and corrupt iceberg.
And most importantly, what if you have a hidden agenda? What if you really don’t have my best interests at heart? What if you’re manipulating me to get what you want, and to hell with everyone else?
Relentless compassion is not a good look. Not for parents, or employers, or politicians. Especially politicians who are callous, narcissistic, racist, misogynistic, semi-literate, and completely out of touch with reality. For example, the idiot in the meme below.
I don’t want these types of people controlling, legislating, judging or defunding my life. I will resist them every chance I get. Just sayin’.