Friday, May 01, 2009

Getting Philosophical on a Friday

Which of these 2 philosophies do you most subscribe to:

An eye for an eye?

-OR-

Turn the other cheek?

For the most part, I am fairly easygoing and pretty laid back. I try not to dwell on things and can see both sides of most issues.

But.

(You knew there was a but, right?)

Recently, I was presented with an opportunity.

And the route I proceeded down was not one of laid-back mellowness.

Nope. I let loose.

Thinking (and justifying) the entire time, "Karma is a beeyotch." And "what goes around, comes around."

I admit, it did feel good.

But not as good as I thought it would.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not second-guessing my decision at all. I guess I'm just surprised at the level of animosity I had been harboring that all spilled out. Verbal diarrhea, if you will.

(See how it always manages to come back to bodily functions in the Trenches?)

Anyway, while I am immensely relieved, there's also an uneasy feeling about this whole thing. The suspense of not knowing what's going to happen next. And the dismay and disbelief that I actually was encouraged to get a bunch of things off my chest after such a length of time.

To be continued, for sure.

11 comments:

Martha said...

I am a live and let live kind of a gal, but Sometimes I have to get Jersey on people because We all just need to!!
Great post, can't wait to hear the followup.

Amy said...

Hum. I guess if what you said was true and fair (I can't see you being vicious about anything - just perhaps brutally honest), then stick to your guns.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I WISH I could be a "turn the other cheek" girl, but I am so a jump to conclusions, get angry, freak out kinda girl. Except I don't do confrontation--so I just b*$@# to myself. :s

Manic Mommy said...

I'd say I'm somewhat of a turn the other cheek type of girl. But in my mind, I've got a list and some day Karma (where karma = me) will come back to bite 'em in the ass.

Anonymous said...

I agree! Good job yesterday!!!

Jules said...

HUH??? what r u talking about?

Life As I Know It said...

Can't wait to here part 2 of this...!

I'm usually a turn the other cheek kind of girl, but trying to change that.

Laurie/Mobile Mommy said...

I'm usually a turn the other cheek kind of person - I like to believe karma will have the necessary effect without my trying to help it along. That doesn't mean I don't speak my mind though, especially when it really matters to me!

Patois said...

Done right, getting something off your chest is definitely the route to go. Hope it all turns out fab for you.

Eva Robertson said...

Hmmm . . . . gotta be the husband. Do fill us in. Glad it felt good.

Jennifer said...

Recently, at a family gathering my cousin choose to ask why we hadn't spoken in 18 months. I told her exactly why, she cried and attempted to justify her behaviour. I have been waiting to have that moment for quite some time and was amazed about how good it made me feel. I was polite but brutally honest. I have turned the other cheek with her many times but enough is enough.

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