I’m a blunt person in general. It’s always seemed to me that if you aren’t going to say what you mean you probably shouldn’t be saying anything at all. Most of the time, that works great for me. It’s not often that you find people that are so honest it’s painful. People appreciate that about me, for the most part. The problem is, the people that don’t appreciate it about me don’t know how to handle me. They tell me they like it because they don’t know how I’ll react if they tell me the truth. Kind of makes you laugh, doesn’t it? People are afraid to tell an honest person the truth.
Even worse, they usually aren’t just afraid to tell me the truth, a lot of them will lie to my face and say what they really think to someone else. Pointless really since it usually gets back to me anyway. Some people just need to learn to deal with the fact that not everyone is going to like you and your quirks and you aren’t going to like everyone and their quirks. Why else do we become close with some people and dislike others? The relationships that matter are important to us because we love the quirks. Even the annoying things, that’s what makes a person real.
If none of us had annoying little quirks, embarrassing habits, made mistakes and said too much, where would that leave us? Stranded in a world so perfect that there would be no purpose. We’d be stuck in the comfortable cage of life. Learning to get along with people and see past their quirks is part of life. Learning to do more than that and love someone’s quirks is relationship.
Speaking of quirks, I guess you’ve probably figured one of mine out by now. Maybe two? If you’re observant you’ve guessed at least that many. Shall I sum them up?
- I may be blunt, but I’m still wordy.
- Tangents are great.
- I could ramble about nothing ALL day.
- I overanalyze everything.
- I think lists are spectacular.