Thursday, May 6, 2010

Are You Sure You Want My Opinion?


One thing I am not, is afraid to give my opinion. If I like something, I'll tell you. If I don't like something, I'll tell you that too, if I'm asked. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being honest with someone. If you want me to lie to you and tell you what you want to hear, then please start out our conversation with something like, I know you probably won't like this, but tell me you like it anyway so I feel better. Or maybe even, I know this isn't your type of thing, and you'll find it completely useless and maybe ridiculous, but tell me you like it anyway so it doesn't make me mad and I can avoid any conflict that might come of giving my honest answer, if in fact it is different than yours. Or, you can say, Check this out. Tell me what you think and respect the person for giving their honest opinion - THAT YOU ASKED FOR. I have faaaar to many other things to worry about in life, than whether or not my honest answer is going to hurt someone's feelings. People who know me, know what my expressions mean. Rarely do they mean anything super negative. There are only so many faces I can make and if you misunderstand one, it’s not my problem. Deal with it people.



*Side note: This blog was written because I gave my opinion about the work someone did on their car. My different opinion was obviously not what they wanted to hear and couldn’t deal with it. So, in hopes of preventing another incident like that with anyone else in my life, if you don’t want my opinion…DON’T ASK!

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