It’s important how you say what you say.
September 15, 2010 4:56pm CST
We’re all sinners, in my humble opinion. I don’t mean it necessarily in a religious way. I believe that my great hero, the carpenter from Palestine, just summed up what humanity was by then ready to hear (or not). It’s not always easy to hear the truth, that’s why they killed Him, I guess. However, we seldom hit the mark, give our best only on a limited number of occasions, and always could do a little better. And we know it, at least if we are willing to listen to that nagging voice inside us. That implies that we need correction, and that correction comes usually in the form of criticism by our fellow men (or, as in my case, women). Nothing new there, that’s how the ball rolls. However, it’s not so much the criticism that stings. I believe that all of us know inside that we are imperfect, and that criticism is usually justified. But there are people who do it with brutal honesty. My hallucination is that they get more a kick out of the ‘brutal’ than the ‘honesty’. People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
16 Sep 10
I agree with you. people will really never forget how you make them feel. I always know this and though for me i have forgotten the exact words i heard, i always will remember the feelings inside. and sometimes if it is a negative feeling it never goes away.