Monday, September 15, 2008

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

So wrote Jonathan Swift. Those words wrote in the 1700's are just as relevant today. Who likes critisism? Who likes to be told some hard, unpleasant truths? Not me. But after my defensiveness has worn off, and Ive had time to digest the words, I try to see if perhaps there was some truth to it. I do not want to live with blinders on...I do not want to cease to grow because I do not want to face my own flaws, my own weaknesses and shortcomings. That is no way to live.

I am frustrated, and I keep running into a brick wall. People I care (or have cared) about cannot or will not stop and consider that just perhaps those dozens of people who have the same issue with them might perhaps have a point and some insight. Its frustrating, even when that person is no longer a big part of my life. Its sad when people lose out, even when they think they are not losing out. They are, I know it and it makes me sad to know what could have been.

Sorry to be so vauge... sometimes I want to say how I feel, and I have...but no good will come of it, as long as we as human beings would rather be right and alone than wrong in good company.


Kristin said...

I don't know what you are refeering to but....
I saw your new blog post on titter and just had to see. I like your posts so although this topic is a rough one for me I'll send you a big viral hug! Friends and people are often difficult it's just sad when they can't look at themselves and see what they are really doing. people are very childish and it's only the kind at heart that get hurt. The others just walk away leaving the mess they craeted, and honestly they don't even care who they hurt. It's all really sad! That is all too often me, so big hugs!

Agata said...

Amen! :)
I completely understand what you mean. Sometimes people need to look in the mirror and stop blaming everyone else.

Minxy Mimi said...

Thanks Kristin and Aggie!
Sometimes even tho you know it wont chage anything you need to get things out!

Denise said...

Wow. We are on the same wave length today. I started writing a post pretty similar to this today and then decided not to post it. Maybe another day I will.

All I can say is I COMPLETELY understand. Well wait, I think I do at least...I am not too sure what you are talking about (as in your specific situation) - but what you did say totally touched me because I am feeling that way too today!


Minxy Mimi said...

((HUGS)) to you also Denise. This has to be one of the most frustrating things to deal with