One of the things that frustrates me the most about myself is that I don’t speak up when I should.
Part of it is out of respect, but mostly I’m just scared. I don’t trust that I can back up what I say, and I don’t like having people mad at me.Â So I stew, getting much angrier than if I’d spoken up in the first place.
Clearly this should not continue.Â So, this being my own corner of the universe, I’m taking a moment to opine about a few of things I haven’t had the nerve to contradict people about in actual recent conversations.
Maybe more than a moment. Maybe more than a few.Â When you see how nutty some of them are, you’ll see how badly I need to learn how to speak up.
This post is thoroughly negative and pretty rude too. But I’m still publishing it. Because it’s time I started saying what I think, even if I only start here. And if you disagree – well, frankly, just this once in my life, I’m done with listening politely.