This is true for a few women that I know. They ask me what I think & as soon as I give them an answer they say,
“Why would you say that!?”
“Well I’m not saying that you’re wrong, but you’re not right either.”
“I should ask _____. (Why am I asking you?)”
Which leads me to think that I really should just echo their sentiments to make them feel better, rather than actually wasting my time & energy putting thought into an honest response.
What do you want me to say?
If you just want to hear what you want, get a parrot or some cheerleaders. Don’t ask me what I think, because you might be surprised by what comes out of my mouth (and you might not like it).
If you want somebody to stroke your ego even when you’re in the wrong, choose carefully & don’t choose me.
“The truth will set you free… But it will probably piss you off first.”
I’m not saying that what I say is the absolute & undisputed “truth”, but it is my truth because that is what I believe in that moment based on what I have come to know. Sometimes I will play “devil’s advocate” & other times I will simply state something & leave it open to your interpretation.
We don’t have to agree on everything (or anything for that matter).
“Why won’t you lie to me? Lie to me, baby. Lie to me baby, one last time…” ~ George Nozuka, Lie To Me
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