November 26, 2011

Pinch of salt

Yesterday I wrote a long, detailed, criticism to a blog post, and in the end I wrote this:
I am no big writer, nor a serious reader... so take this all with a pinch of salt.
I read this again today and I am embarrassed by these words.  Did I honestly believe that my observations can be off the mark?  No, I didn’t.  But I almost always downplay my own views and come across less assertive.  Pretend I don’t know what I am talking about.  What for, I have no idea!  One thing I do know is I do this subconsciously.  Maybe this is the next thing I should start being conscious about.

3 comments:

  1. In a world where everything is sugar coated, I feel that honest opinions are much needed for people to be able to improve. It's hard to come by someone who will tell you what they really think.

    So, please continue without inhibitions. There will be people who will hate you for it, and those who will take it in the way it was intended.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Sumitra. Yes, I intend to continue the course :)

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  3. I think it might have to do with an inherent Indian attitude where you only value opinion/advice coming from someone at the top of the totem pole. I had to stop grading people by education to start addressing everyone equally.

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