A young naval officer had just been promoted to lieutenant commander. He decided not to tell his wife but to let her be surprised when he came home that evening. He expected she would immediately notice the new gold oak leaf insignia on his collar, and be exuberant with joy. Much to his disappointment, however, she hardly said a word. Soon It was obvious that she was upset about something and about to cry. When he asked her what was wrong, she sobbed, “You didn’t even notice my new hairdo.”
We think we are the center of the world and others are just satellites dependant on us. Unfortunately we live in a world where others too think exactly the same about themselves.