What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

Human beings amuse me at times – okay, many times. And sometimes, I find there’s nothing more profound than the old adage, “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”.

How often have you witnessed a shocked reaction over your disrespectful behavior from either a parent, employer or spouse, and wondered why they were so surprised by your public display?

I say this because many times human beings are only emulating what they see and hear from the people they spend a great deal of time with. After all, if your behaviors are regularly deemed “acceptable,” then why wouldn’t they be acceptable for everyone else, right?

I’ll tell you why, because many times their actions are NOT acceptable behaviors in society, just for themselves. Funny how they’ll never stop to judge how their actions impact others, but when the exact same thing is done to them they are insulted, offended and even angered by it. Interesting.

As the old American proverb goes, “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”

So the next time you find yourself insulted, offended or even angered by the way someone is behaving towards you, maybe you need to go to the nearest rest room and take a long, hard look in the mirror.

The reason will be staring you in the face.