Yes, I said it. I've been a jerk many times! I was a jerk when I said no, and I was a jerk when I wrote this post.
Sometimes in life, we must exercise our right to be a jerk. It is our right to say no, it' is our right to demand respect, and it is our right to take care of our mental health.
Are you indeed a jerk, or are you protecting yourself? So the next time someone calls you a jerk, consider this if you are taking care of your life, health, and mental state without causing physical and/or psychological harm to others, you can go ahead and be a jerk.
So you may not like this post, but it's okay. I'm a jerk.