It’s an interesting conundrum that I imagine we’re all faced with from time to time. The question is, what do you do?
Let’s take a hypothetical situation and say that you are dealing with a friend. This friend is telling you about a tough situation in their life and it’s one where there is no easy answer. Your choice is to speak up or say nothing at all.
If you speak up, you’ll convince yourself you’re being a good friend by being honest, but you may be steering your friend in a direction they don’t want. If you say nothing at all, you’ll convince yourself you’re a bad friend, but at least you’re letting your friend make up their own mind.
Obviously, no situation is completely black and white. The scenario your friend is in may dictate how you treat the situation and what the urgency is to say or not say something. Maybe you just believe in listening and let your friend make the best decision for themselves.
What would you do?? Food for thought.
I know there are lots of good causes out there, but I know this to be a good and heartfelt one myself. Chris is a lovely person trying to raise money for blood cancer patients in an effort to find a cure for that nasty disease known as cancer. She’s trying to raise $5K and has taken it a step further by shaving her head to show support for the cause. Trust me, I know how much women love their hair, so this is a big deal!
Chris is about 2/3 of the way to $5K, so she still needs your help. If you can chip in $5 or $10 or whatever you can afford, it will support a great cause as well as a great person (who by the way is a big John Mayer fan herself).
Whether you can or can’t donate, if you would be willing to reblog this, it would be much appreciated. Maybe someone who follows you can help too. Below is the link to make a donation. Please help a good cause!
just remember that we’ve come a long way! These are real ads from real companies from just a couple of decades ago (via http://www.retronaut.co/2011/06/vintage-ad-sexism/). Doesn’t it make you wonder about your mom and grandmas and great grandmas? Yikes. I know it makes me appreciate them even more (if that’s even possible)!
Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t have any regrets” but then moments later say, “…but I wish I had done _______ differently?” Isn’t that just another way of saying you do have a regret?
Also, while we’re at it, why are many people afraid to say they have a regret? Why are regrets so taboo in the minds of some?
Food for thought.