I don’t say 80% of what’s in my head. Those who have known me for years would say that’s a good thing.
It wasn’t always like that.
When I was younger I just blurted everything out – uncensored.
Things I said strained friendships that were important to me.
Things I said started huge fights.
Things I said got thrown back in my face and were painfully rubbed in.
I got older, maybe a bit wiser and learned that saying everything I think…
when I think it can really hurt people.
When I took a moment to think about it…
it made sense not to say it.
Often I realized I was wrong and was thankful I didn’t say it.
Probably a good thing…
but in the last few years I’ve been thinking that maybe I’ve gone too far.
Bad things happen when good people do/say nothing and all that.
Maybe I haven’t said things that needed saying.
Maybe I need to re-think my thinking.
What do you think?