Tuesday, June 13, 2017
There are times when I really have to be careful what I say, and times I need to be bold and speak up.
In a recent staff meeting, a co-worker was rude and dismissive, in an usually bold move, I simply said, "if my input is not welcome here, I will go back to my office" and told her she was being disrespectful. It felt good. I was still angry, but I felt better for having stood up to a bully.
An old friend posted something on Facebook, complaining that funding for PBS is under fire in the proposed federal budget. I wanted to comment, YOU VOTED FOR THESE FOOLS, WHAT DID YOU THINK THEY WERE GOING TO DO, CLOSE TAX LOOPHOLES FOR BILLIONAIRES? But doing that wouldn't do any good. It would only hurt her feelings by pointing out the folly of her political choices.
Then another old friend posted something on Facebook saying that Comey's testimony PROVED that tRump did nothing wrong, and I took the bait. And posted a comment - and landed in a shit storm of comments from people with their heads so far up their behinds they have to unbutton their shirts to sneeze. Opps!
Discretion, knowing when to speak up, and when to let it pass. I have gotten better at this over the years. Maybe that is the wisdom of old age.
Have you spoken up for yourself recently?