I occasionally wonder what would happen if I just said all the mean things that run through my head.
I never (or very rarely) say those things. I’m generally kind across the board. I even think kind things, most of the time.
But sometimes I play a game in my head, “What if…” What if I just said whatever I was thinking? For instance, while reading blogs I occasionally come across one that is just so random and makes no sense whatsoever and I wonder, what if I were “that” mean person and I wrote in the comments,
“Hi. I totally have no idea what you are trying to say.”
But I don’t. And I doubt I ever would, unless my frontal lobe were injured or something.
7 thoughts on “K for Kind. Kind of Mean”
This reminds me of a quote from the movie “You’ve Got Mail” when Meg Ryan’s character is wishing she could really zing people who make her mad; Joe Fox says, “I must warn you that when you finally have the pleasure of saying the thing you mean to say at the moment you mean to say it, remorse inevitably follows.”
Like you, I never say the mean things I sometimes think of saying and if I ever did I know I would feel so terrible about it! 🙂 Nice choice for K!
I secretly confess to enjoying it a little bit in my head. Thanks 🙂
If someone commented “I totally have no idea what you’re trying to say”, I think I would’ve taken that constructively instead of an offence. Because then I’ll know I need to be clearer in my writing for the next time.
I agree with what you’re saying – I think it’s the way I say it in my head that makes it mean… 🙂
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But you don’t. Because you’re predisposed to be kind. Thanks for this, and for visiting.
Great post and I so get what you’re talking about. Unfortunately, my mother decided at age 50 to just say what she thought and she has alienated most of her kids and grandkids with mean remarks! She has had 27 years of practice saying mean things so she’s really good at it! I sometimes think those things but would never say them aloud!
As to the blog comment, I like Rickysom would like to know if my thoughts are not clear and a nicely worded criticism would be welcome.
That’s so sad about your mother. You wonder what the point of the meanness is… 😦