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Monday, July 5, 2010

How To Deal?

Have you noticed that it's only when you really love someone that you point out all of their flaws?

I mean, I guess this doesn't apply if you're a really confrontational, assertive kind of person.  Which I'm not. 

For me, it feels safest to keep quiet about a person's shortcomings even if those things bother me.  If I ever get annoyed at a person, I take it out by journaling or thinking it through in some other way or by talking to someone about it.

That changes if I really know you!  If you're one of my closest friends, you can expect me to tell you what bothers me about you, and usually with a laugh.  It's less painful and more fun for everyone involved if I make it a well-meaning, this-bothers-me-but-I-love-you-so-much-that-I-won't-even-bother-making-a-big-deal-out-of-it-because-I-see-past-it-to-the-REAL-you-inside-that's-so-beautiful-that-it-totally-eclipses-anything-that-could-possibly-be-bad-about-you...well, now I've lost track of this sentence, but you get my point.

Maybe I figure that if I don't spend a lot of time with a person, it isn't worth pointing out something like that to them?  I'm not sure.  But I do wonder if this is just me or if everyone is kind of like this, so leave a comment and tell me how you deal with the faults of your friends!

I think I'll leave you with another list today.  Please enjoy the sacrifice I make in writing up things like these lists, because it's purely for my enjoyment your reading pleasure!  No...no, I am not winking!

10 Childhood Activities That You Should Try Again Soon
1. blowing bubbles
2. coloring
3. finger painting
4. climbing all over the playground
5. playing dress-up with someone else's clothes
6. breaking out all the toys
7. watching Winnie-the-Pooh
8. chasing the opposite sex around the playground
9. hanging your best work on the refrigerator
10. bed-time stories

2 comments:

Kaely said...

i've done 6 of the 10 things on your list since summer started...^_^

i guess i'm the same. if i don't spend much time around someone i generally don't bother. but i usually suck at letting my friends know in a light-hearted way. i usually end up offending them, so i've learned just not to say anything.

Sunny Insomniac said...

Deidre,

Oh, how I love your blog. I don't know how you balance tough life questions with so much fun and humor.

Speaking of which, this is definitely a difficult question. I absolutely agree with you, though. I think the more love involved, means that you feel safe enough with that person to go there. It always feels like a risk, but it's so worth it in the end...as long as you're close enough.

About the childhood list--fridge postings all the way!! :)

~Sunny Insomniac