Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Learned a Very Important Lesson

For years, I counseled students with issues. The one piece of sound advice that I preached was, "if you encounter problems with someone, talk it out. If they don't know how you feel, they can't address your concerns." So, when I ran into a little discord with someone, I did try to do that, but I evidently should have tried harder. Instead, I found solace in other people reaching out to me and offering consolation and support, further evidence that I was the wronged one. Well, my friends, it cost me dearly. I'm not going into grisly details, but suffice to say it has altered my outlook on the future and made me question if what I do is really worth the effort. So if you come looking and the blog is gone, you'll know I found my answer. Learn from my mistake. Don't commiserate via email. It's a dangerous thing to do...I know firsthand.

3 comments:

Sun Singer said...

I learned that showing support via e-mail can be dangerous, for when emotions are running high, even the most innocent thing can be interpreted the wrong way!

Hopefully, you're situation will resolve in time.

Malcolm

mizging said...

You hit that nail on the head. Email can be a convenience, but it can also be a nightmare.

Ginger

Latesha said...

I hope that you resolved all that was going in in your life, Ginger.

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