I like to do this sometimes – talk up some of the signs that are either maligned or overlooked. Libra is one of those signs. You could say Virgo and Libra are like the “flyover states”. Leo attracts attention as so does Scorpio but nobody thinks much about Libra.
I do think manners and fairness and grace are undervalued at the moment and I got into a tirade about it in the comment on the YouTube/Warner Music piece. I just simply don’t like to be around ill-mannered people.
A couple days ago I wrote about boasting while playing (and winning) at cards. I grew up playing cards and this was perfectly acceptable in my family. Matter of fact it was the thing to do but when I got to “town” from the desert, I found out this was ill-mannered.
At first I could not believe it. Playing cards was the one fun thing my family did but I eventually caught on to the fact I was obnoxious and ultimately… well I don’t play cards anymore because it’s just no fun to do in a way that is subdued. I really had to quit because the manners thing killed my game, half of which was based on my ability to banter and I did not like playing in a strait-jacket.
I didn’t like it but I liked offending people even less and as I said a couple days ago, now I write this blog and while it offends people at times, it is not force fed. People come here on a purely voluntary basis, sort of like if I had a card game at my house, you’d be able to talk shit at the table… and I’d talk shit right back.
But on this Libra thing, I really am sickened by poor manners and I am sure I am not the only one. Libra requires some type equilibrium which is why the YouTube things bothers me so much. In short it’s not fair!
In business, both parties should benefit. For example, I am paid for a consultation – I get a benefit and I have got to give that other person a benefit in return. When you try to rake in all the benefits without returning anything (or trying to give as little as possible) to the other party, Libra is disturbed.
Now this may be fashionable (10 for me, 1 for you) but it is not sustainable. It is not good relationship.
The other day I was called a “sucker” for considering the feelings of an ex-lover. I think that’s disturbing too. I just want to say there are people out there who value grace in relationship. I am one of them.
When I was 17 years old I walked into a tiny apartment in my waitress uniform and a man there, the soldier, immediately stood to offer me a chair, the other man sat.
I took that chair, then pulled a cigarette from my pocket. He looked me in the eye and lit that cigarette and had he acted any other way, I seriously doubt we would be here today because guess what? I’m not attracted to uniforms but manners? Tasty, tasty. It’s liking landing in an oasis when you run across them, I really think having them is out of vogue.
Are you well-mannered?