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.