It’s Monday and that means that Melanie is back with her Share Your World prompt. This week, Melanie wants us to share our world regarding…
Is it necessary to trust someone you like? (friends, acquaintances, or co-workers with whom you have no familial ties)
Is it necessary? Well, when it comes to co-workers, I think it’s helpful, but not necessary. If you have learned from experience that a particular co-worker cannot be trusted, you can figure out ways to work around that co-worker so that you don’t get betrayed by that person. When it comes to friends and acquaintances, if you can’t trust them, dump them.
Do you hold grudges? What do you do when someone really irritates you?
As to grudges, I try not to, but it’s hard sometimes, especially when someone has betrayed your trust. As to what I do when someone really irritates me, if it’s a minor irritation, I try to let it roll off my back (“don’t sweat the small stuff”). But if it’s serious, I will confront the person, explain why whatever they said or did “really irritated” me, and see if whatever relationship I have with that individual can be, or is worth, salvaging.
What’s the most sensible thing you’ve heard someone say?
I actually answered this question on Saturday in my response to Rory’s Weekend Quickie post. Rory asked, “What’s the best advice you have ever received from a friend?” My response was “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” And that’s my response to Melanie’s question today.
Is crying a sign of weakness or strength in adults?
In adults, I think that crying is the expression of strong emotions, which can be either positive or negative and can denote either pain or joy. I admit that I cried with anguish when I watched the U.S. Capitol building under siege by Trump’s MAGA-maniacs on January 6th. And I cried with joy this past Wednesday when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as President and Vice President of the United States.