The pot calling the kettle black

United States
September 16, 2016 9:12am CST
You have probably heard of people who think they are so smart, so rich, so powerful, have the best of everything, have a big home, the best of everything - or so they say or want us to think may be more accurate. Then that same person criticizes someone who is doing the same thing...a person saying they have the best, they are smart, they are rich, they the biggest home the best husband and family. To me that is the pot calling the kettle black. Those who really are happy and have the best probably are not going around bragging about it...they don't need to. Just some thoughts for today...... Photo: pixabay.com/en/kettle-bbq-food-barbecue-fire-793161/
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@amadeo (46199)
• United States
16 Sep 16
a good thought for the day.I do not or never brag what I have.No reason to.We all have our own thing.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
16 Sep 16
So true and @amadeo, you are so right, we all have our own things to be happy about and they are different from others. I don't see the need for bragging.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
Yes we do - but I do brag about a few thing - one is the fact that I'm happy (and that is something to brag about) and I do brag about my Ruby LOL.
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@Marty1 (25646)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill I tend to brag about m Hamster Marty but that i can't help because he is the reason I am somewhat happy. But i a looking for the source of happiness but can't seem to find it.
@silvermist (15807)
• India
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill Random thoughts for today? Well,as there is a lot of truth in it,it calls for introspection.Do I think I am the best?Do I brag because I have everything?NO.I am not the best,I do not have everything. And I do not pretend I have every thing and brag.So I am happy I am not the pot calling the kettle black.But are there people like that?Yes,plenty of them.It is a good discussion to have .Thanks.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
Thank you very much - this was on my mind for a while and today seemed to be the day to put it out there.
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@silvermist (15807)
• India
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill Way to go!
@Marty1 (25646)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Sep 16
@silvermist I think you make a lot of sense today, too! I agree with everything you said!
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@Happy2BeMe (66858)
• Canada
16 Sep 16
You make a valid point. There is a lot of that going around seems. My mom use to use that saying quite a bit.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
It's a old saying and us old folks still use it, well I do anyway.
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@Marty1 (25646)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill I am older than you going to be 45 soon, and I still use it!
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• United States
16 Sep 16
@Marty1 You sure are not older than me, I'm 69.
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@celticeagle (114256)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Sep 16
There are people who want to flaunt it and be flamboyant. Others are humble and just enjoy what they have. One things I like to say is this: It takes all kinds to make a world.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
It sure does and even smaller, it takes all kinds to make a family LOL
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@celticeagle (114256)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill ....Oh, isn't that the truth?!
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Sep 16
the people that call their own praises to the world seem to me, to be protesting too much, like the louder they talk, the more people wont see their lacking, whatever they are hiding
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• United States
17 Sep 16
I know exactly what you mean.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill there is also a difference between being proud of something, like bragging on something your kid or something did, and rubbing people's faces in a thing.
• United States
18 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt Absolutely. I hate getting my nose all dirty LOL
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@Marty1 (25646)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Sep 16
@abbygreenhill Very true very sensible thought for today! Thanks for sharing!
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• United States
16 Sep 16
Thank you, once in a while I like to be sensible, usually I'm a little off the wall LOL
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@Marty1 (25646)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill I am usually the one off the wall LOL! I think you are always sensible!
• United States
16 Sep 16
@Marty1 I am sensible, thanks...I try to be funny also Ha Ha
@TheHorse (51565)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Sep 16
A favorite psychology professor of mine put it simply: Life is a projective test.
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• United States
17 Sep 16
So how do you deal with people like I described?
@LeaPea2417 (14652)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Sep 16
You are very right on that.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
This has been on my mind, so I let it out to air LOL
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@CinnamonGrl (5635)
• Paradise, California
16 Sep 16
We use that expression to mean when you criticize someone for the same faults as your own.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
It sure is.
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@marguicha (80377)
• Chile
16 Sep 16
This is very common.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
It sure is and when it's right up in my face I react to it.
@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
12 Mar
I'm quite happy where I am....but being thought of as riffraff by those who are in a different class financially doesn't sit comfortably. Not having a six digit income doesn't make us riffraff. I know some people with tons of money who are classless idiots.
• United States
12 Mar
Funny you commented on this post today as the one I wrote today about bragging falls into the same category. I know rich people who are the nastiest people in the world but people suck up to them to be part of the in crowd.
@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
12 Mar
@AbbyGreenhill it showed up beside your other discussion.....in the you might also like column.
• United States
12 Mar
@Morleyhunt Oh ok, thanks for letting me know.
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@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Sep 16
Anyone satisfied with their life won't need to do any of that.
• United States
16 Sep 16
True then one particular person must be very dissatisfied..
@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
17 Sep 16
yes it's a pity when people do that... there's no need for it...