The problems with churlishness

Sometimes, people with every advantage act as if they don’t have what they deserve.

They’re ungracious, unkind and even vulgar about it.

The first problem is that it earns them little in the way of sympathy or kindness from people who believe that they ought to be behaving better.

And the second problem is that the person who’s acting churlish knows that they have little reason to take umbrage and that makes it even harder to feel better.

When we feel like a churl, the best path could be to head for gracious humility and kindness instead. It might not work, but it works better than any other option.