Did you ever find yourself in a position where you want to say something to someone but feel as if you cannot because you know it will make the relationship between you and that person uncomfortable??
I know my mother would tell me, "if the problem cannot be resolved and the person stops taking to you, then that person was not your friend to begin with and then.. no love loss".
But what if that person is your neighbor... your work colleague ... or someone you saw on a daily basis... and you have no control over how often you see them. Do you bite lip and hope that the situation gets better all on its own... or do you ignore the person in the hopes that they will be able to interpret your silence.
I know my mother would tell me, "sometimes you have to know when to pick your battles."
But what if that battle came to you and you were not the one who instigated it in the first place. What if you said something that was completely honest but the person took offense to it. Then what. Do you apologize for something you know in your gut is a lie, but it will appease the person, or again just ignore and pretend that it is going to go away?
I know what my mother would say, "sometimes words can be more damaging than actually swinging a sword."
The bottom line is that sometimes in life things happen that you just cannot ignore. Sometimes you do have to ruffle feathers for others to know that you are not a push over and someone that can be walked over. Sometimes you just cannot stay quiet.
So I did speak out... I now await to see where the chips are going to fall.