Oh Stoidela, you are really so honest that you hold NOTHING back? Nothing at all?
“If you are honest only because you think it’s the best policy, your honesty has already been corrupted.”
Just poking you with a very long and pointed stick. But really, you are totally, all the time, fully, in your face honest? Be honest with me! I don’t think I could be totally honest all the time with everyone I know and speak with. If nothing else, “Some people have tact, others tell the truth.”
My point (and I’m NOT slamming you [I’ve been told that’s not wise!], just having some fun while I make my point) is that I do express my problems to my friends and family. But I wouldn’t couch it in the same bald language I use here. I would use some tact to express the problem I was having. My major point with this thread is that it is nice to have a place where I can express my hates, fears, disillusionments, peeves, in a manner where I do not have to censor myself because someone I know and love might take offence at the way I word something. I hope you don’t take offence at how I’ve worded this!
Case in point. My sister is opposed to abortion on all fronts, even if her own life were in danger. I respect that. And she knows how I feel. It’s just nice to have a place I can discuss it without her getting into it and being upset by the very words I use to express myself.
Gosh, this sounds like I’m making my point more confused. I just want ONE place where I can literally say what I want without worrying about being jumped on. Does that make sense? I guess I’m honest to a point but would never hurt another with my honesty if I could avoid it by softening my words.
Okay, that’s my point. Some words truly do have the power to wound and wound deeply but you can soften the blow of your honesty. Does that make sense? Christ, I hope so. As a writer I know the power of words and I respect them. I work to keep my honesty in check with words that will not harm people I love.
Aw, poo, I think I need a hug or something.
The moon looks on many flowers, the flowers on but one moon.