Keeping My Mouth Shut

I almost wrote a furious post at lunchtime about something that happened at the weekend – a series of things that happened at the weekend really – a direct response to the behaviour of a number of people I had the ill fortune to cross paths with.

Rather than write anything I might later regret, let’s just conclude that my rather dim view of cliques is not without merit. Perhaps the most depressing part is that behaviours modelled by parents often transfer to children.

Like I said – I’ll keep my mouth shut. A part of me wants to believe that it’s a minority – that most people are inherently good – but when you continually face the same situations again and again, you begin to suspect the motivations of everybody you meet – and that seems tremendously unfair.

Anyway. Enough.

I’m trying to think of something positive to write – to turn this post around – to find something hopeful, or optimistic to end on. At least this post isn’t another few thousand words from NaNoWriMo, hey? That’s a good thing, right?

4 Replies to “Keeping My Mouth Shut”

  1. I’ve enjoyed the NaNoWriMo posts. Sorry that you are dealing with clique behavior. It’s bound to be everywhere, but I like to think that most individuals don’t fall into that spectrum of behavior (although that may be naive on my part).

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  2. As a teacher of teenagers I completely agree with your observation about parental behaviour transferring to offspring. Sadly the opinions that gain the most momentum are often ill-informed and destructive.

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  3. Sadly, behavior is often something that people don’t think about. We don’t walk around with a mirror watching how we act, and unless character and values have been taught, the resulting behavior is often more a reflection of self-centered absorption than other-focused thoughtfulness. Just a thought,

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