A 2 mins bike ride into town can stir some odd thoughts. Today I considered about people who talk behind others backs, and the reactions that become of it.
This would be understandable if I’d actually engaged in a conversation of this type, but I haven’t.. sooo… where that came from I’m not sure.
I’ve figured in the space a tall mocha with cream, that everyone does it, and those that claim they don’t are liars or idiots. I also think discussing people ‘behind their backs is essential’.
When we develop a thought or opinion about someone, we have no balance in our argument. There is no conversation. We need to converse in order to create certainty. Bringing up thoughts with an individual without balance and clarity, has the potential to make us look like fools.
A correct opinion needs to be formulated from more than one perspective. If the opinions and perspectives of others confirms our thoughts, then we can approach the discussed person with balance, confidence and certainty.
The issue of discussing someone falls hard on the shoulders of the discussed person, because they don’t understand how the process works. When someone reacts badly to overheard conversation, don’t apologise, instead … educate them.