I ask her what happened and my friend blurted out “She’s such a snob, she thinks highly of herself she really believes that she’s always above everyone else.”
She started enumerating all the traits of a particular lady like how a painter would paint a model, specific to the last details with a stroke of a genius , one can easily be convinced that the lady is really disgusting.
I met the lady twice and yes she has a certain aura that would really gives you the “huh” feel at first, not because of her appearance, she looks normal just like the rest of us but there’s something in her, inexplicably different.
The way she looks at you, the way she talks (not that she talks at all) but since action speaks louder than voice i surmise she really talks to you albeit in her unique ways.
In short, as what my friends usually say when they meet people they dislike “she’s got an attitude.” So what would you do if you meet this type of people randomly?
First let’s define what is a “Snob.” According to a certain dictionary and wikipedia
A Snob is a person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class; a person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people like “a musical snob; a person who believes in the existence of an equation between a status and human worth. The term also refers to a person who believes that some people are inherently inferior to him or her for a variety of reasons, including real or supposed : intellect, wealth, education, ancestry, power, class, taste, beauty, nationality, fame etc.
Now, what should you do just in case you meet them?
Only two things i can think of :
First, Just Be Yourself. You don’t need to change who you are to please people but it doesn’t mean you can always be rude anytime you want.
If you find them “snobs” take with it a grain of salt , unless of course they started berating and insulting you in vivid colors! Well, if they do that, that won’t really make them a snob, that would make them “jerks” ..haha.
Second and i think this is the most important thing to do : Just Let Them Be.
Just as we have all the right to be ourselves, why can’t we also give them their rights to be themselves. We are not here to change people. They will always be who they are.
That’s what makes this world wonderful, kaleidoscope of people with different personalities will teach us different lessons. Besides, if all the people you meet are as nice as you are, you won’t be totally happy.
Why? Because you might not feel that you have a better life, that you are a better person, that you are blessed than others. You won’t be grateful for what you have because you have no one to compare it with.
I’m not saying it is good, although we should not compare ourselves to others, but admittedly or not we do it anyway (at least i’m a better person, i’m not like her, i don’t treat people that way, so on so forth).
See, comparing yourself to other people gives you a certain validation . Now, that’s comparison and without you knowing it, deep inside somehow you are also a snob , in one way or the other, just like them. – by Joel F.
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