Why I Do Not Listen to My Feelings

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Think about the last time you confronted someone because they hurt your feelings.

Seriously, how did that turn out for you?

Why be honest then?

I do not think being honest is always smart, and this is based on my own precedent.

I have also realized that all the times I pretended not to give a shit, things went my way.

Being honest makes you vulnerable to the world; it allows them the opportunity to cut at your core, which you willingly exposed, making you bleed out.

When I quickly bandage up the wound and fight back with childish, immature responses, like snarkiness, the silent treatment or passive aggressive comments, the person laps it up, desperately trying to regain my kindness and affection.

What is this about?

I believe that feelings are at the root of Pandora’s box:

Which version of life is better?

We throw away relationships like old receipts in our bag,

I make mistakes all of the time.

Am I tough person, who does not give a shit what other people think of me? I sure as hell am trying to be because I have realized that road of life is less anxious and stressful than the one I am currently on.

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I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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