11.01.2005

Bluntness: A Gift and a Curse

It took me a long while to be blunt about many things. Well, I finally learned. And look at where it's gotten me.

In some respects it's freed me, but in those same respects, I have always been blunt.

In others, the hard one, it's gotten me no where but in a deep pool of having said too much, and having been too honest, and still ending up empty-handed.

5 comments:

ProfessorGQ said...

Honesty is a pain in the butt...you really have to figure how much you can say of what without offending the listener. I exercise that at work everyday.

EXSENO said...

The older you get the more you will voice what you really feel. I try to be nice to everyone. I also try to say what I need to say tactfully but on the occasion when nothing else works, honey I spit it out. Life is to short and I don't take anything bad from anyone and I also don't do what I would have done when I was younger and that is hang around with people that I don't like. And if I don't want to go somewhere that even I good friend wants me to go. I say no, and if the keep on and ask my why I simply say because I don't want to. I don't regret it a bit either. I get so made at one of my friends, she lets some people walk all over her. She complains behind their back all of the time but she won't say anything to their face. It makes me so mad.

Miss Krys said...
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Miss Krys said...

My problem with bluntness was more in the side of expressing my emotions. Love is an emotion I've shunned, because in some respects I think it's silly. I learned to be blunt in order to tell "Mr. Untitled" how I felt about him, but in the end... six years later... I still ended up empty handed, and I almost feel I would have been better off keeping my feelings for him inside: a secret from him and others.

Candygirl said...

I don't really feel as though being blunt is a curse. I'm blunt all the time, and it works out pretty well for me. People get mad at first but they respect me for it later.