Giving advice is kind of like playing Russian roulette. You load up and put that bullet out there and there is always that chance someone is going to pull the trigger and the bullet is going to come back at you.
Today I reblogged a piece from my friend at InsideTheLifeOfMoi regarding letting go of those things inside that hurt you. She used a piece of advice she had received about putting your hurts in a balloon and the letting it go. The POINT of the article was to Let Go of your hurts and pains caused by others.
Someone responded about how dangerous releasing balloons is to wildlife. You see, my purpose for reblogging the article was to help my friend Amanda out who has been on vacation for two weeks. I wanted to keep her articles circulating here and on Twitter where I would Tweet her articles along with her handle.
I don’t like to upset people and harsh words of negativity tend to not settle well with me in the past year since an accident. Don’t get me wrong, I am okay with constructive criticism or a well worded argument, but just taking the opportunity to promote your own idea in a not nice way doesn’t set well with me. The words weren’t harsh or anything like that, just surprising to see is all.
Yes, I like to hear both sides of something, but it needs to be presented well. I’ll forget about this come tomorrow, for the most part. That’s one fortunate thing about the short term aspect of my amnesia. But there will still remain some nagging something inside about something.
I mentioned in another writing about what words do. I attempt to write in a way that is fair even if it isn’t something everyone will agree with. Perhaps people might find it difficult to believe I would write something controversial but I write about my faith at times, but I do it in a ‘not in your face’ type of way or in a ‘respectful of others’ way.
I think that’s what is flying all over me at this particular moment. And I do understand that we all will receive negative reactions to articles we write. I’m prepared for that. But for this lesson today this is what was in the forefront of my mind so there you go.
If you’re going to respond to something and want to be listened to, do so in a manner that doesn’t start off by putting the writer’s defenses up. I’m just hoping Amanda doesn’t get mad at me for reblogging. I don’t want her to end up getting some type of negative reaction from this.
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