Apr 5, 2006

Regrets

You are faced with a difficult choice. Do you take the more difficult road just because you are afraid of regretting anything? Or do you take the easy way out only to discover you are constantly asking yourself "what ifs?"

I personally cannot bear a future of what ifs, so I find myself always choosing the harder route. For all I know the easier route could be deceiving as well.

I find fear to be a factor of a lot of things in my life. I am afraid to offend, so most of the time I quietly seethe about things rather then bring things up. That is not always the best thing to do, because I might blow up on someone someday!

You always hear things about people losing their inhibitions when they are older and are able to say or do things that they were otherwise shy about years ago. I wonder if that will be me...

7 comments:

Stevie ~ mono no aware said...

We're similiar in seething rather then speaking--and speaking from experience it can burst out offensively.
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you bring up an interesting point about taking the harder or easier road. And as is stated---the narrow path is harder but it offers more of a guarentee.(ms)
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Gata said...

Yaya, I'm a seether too. Then I have digestive problems, muscle spasms, and migraines. Wonder why?

But all that "telling it like it is" can be stupid too. Occasionally restraint must be exercised. As usual, striking the balance is the difficulty.

.:.marie.:. said...

I totally agree with "telling it like it is" you can't be like that all the time.

Its hard for me to bring up something that bothers me in a pefectly nice way. That's why I don't bother. I'm so afraid to offend because I can't hide my true feelings when I do speak.

I'm going to have to learn how to speak up, in a tactful manner. I've declined speaking about 2 things recently...and that's not a good feeling either.

BonBon said...

Eccl. 3:7 - "...a time to keep quiet and a time to speak"

Not the easiest thing to learn: WHEN it's time to speak or time to keep quiet. I know I have a lot to learn. And also, how we say things is so important. If always we could apply the above and Col. 4:6 then what happy results we could have.

Communication is an art.

BonBon said...

By the way, I love your new pic.!

Gata said...

Me too!

Stevie ~ mono no aware said...

Me three!
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Bon Bon has got it right.(can you see me shaking my head)
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without doubt with incentives of love we can never go wrong. And always aim to not put the other on the defensive.
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