Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Something to Think About
Rick and I were talking the other day and he said something to me that was totally normal and instead of just going with it, I questioned him...and questioned and it was so stupid. I could tell he was getting annoyed with me and I knew the conversation we were having was completely ridiculous and had no point and was only going to end with one of us getting annoyed/hurt, but still I continued with the word vomit. Finally Rick cracked and he said something that really hurt my feelings and I walked out of the room.
I started thinking how insensitive he was and what a jerk he was to say something he knew was hurtful but then I started thinking about exactly what he said. Now, what he said doesn't really matter, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was true. What he said was spot on! So now I was faced with a new dilemma. Was I upset because he hurt my feelings or was I ultimately upset because he was right?
In the end he apologized and I told him thank you, that yes he was a jerk, but far worse was the fact that what he said was true and it was something that I needed to work on and I would try a little harder to be a little better. I've been wondering since this incident how many times I have had someone tell me, or heard through the grapevine what someone has said about me, and thought what big jerks they are because they could say such hurtful things, when in reality they were correct in their judgments of me and I missed an opportunity to change and improve myself.
Just something I'm thinking about.