Hold or Fold?
Some people are good at expressing their feelings while others would prefer you not to know. If you have the tendency to “tell all” like I do, then you probably have faced some of my same challenges.
Do you hold your ground and speak your mind, or do you fold-up those thoughts and neatly pack them away for another time, if any. I don’t think there is ever a clear cut answer for that question. It’s usually a situational decision, but here are 2 questions to ask yourself before you decide which is the right action for you:
1. Will I or the other party benefit from this feeling being verbalized? Sometime words can cause way more harm than good, just for our own moment of wanting to express something.
2. Am I caught up in the moment? Sometimes, if you take just a few minutes to really think about what you are getting ready to express, you might come up with a much clearer, or better way to describe that thought.
“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.”
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Posted on October 26, 2011, in Blogroll and tagged Blogroll, character, feelings, inspiration, life, motivation, philosophy, reflections, self-help, thoughts, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.