Each and every day in life, we meet the chance of getting hurt. It’s something not to be avoided. It can’t be avoided, as it is an essential process in life itself. I believe that when something doesn’t kill us, it makes us stronger. Adversity is the thing that allows us -or rather, force us- to grow as a person.
However, I tend to look at pain differently when it happens to someone else. And when I am the source of that pain.
Being a very outspoken person, I always speak my mind. That is what you call assertive. On the flip side, I also always speak my heart out. THAT, may often prove to be abrasive, especially when done at the height of emotional turmoil and not granted with the privilege of self constraint.
Although I may not have any intention to hurt, but there is no denying the fact that someone got hurt. Just like a papercut. As small or minuscule it may seem to me, but the pain is real to that person.
As my lecturer in college once said,
when it comes to feelings, there are no rights or wrongs
So I’d have to say, the only thing wrong in this situation …… is me.
I don’t think a band aid’s going to do the trick 😦