I am a quiet guy. I am a polite guy. I am a guy that can disappear. I mean, I’m a noticeable guy, at 6′ 4″ tall, with half a white eyebrow. Once people notice me though, I can either be in the front of a conversation, or I can be silent and virtually unnoticeable on the edge.
I may be quiet, but I am paying attention. I am observing. I am analyzing. I may be polite, but I have opinions. I probably won’t tell you what they are, but I have them. I can get along with just about anyone, because I am very empathetic and can see things from their point of view. In fact, I try VERY hard to see things from another’s perspective. I may think they’re ignorant, uneducated, neanderthals; but I can usually bring myself to understand them and where they are coming from. I may call you out on your opinions if I disagree with them; but most likely I’ll remain quiet and silently feel bad for you.
I’m not fast with a comeback, or have a quick wit. Mostly because I’m thinking. I’m a lousy guy to argue with because I don’t yell, or scream. I stop and think. I’ll look at things from your point of view, and if you’re right I’ll probably say so. If I think your wrong, I’ll explain my point of view more, so you can hopefully realize, on you’re own, that you’re wrong….
…..or maybe I’ll shrug and walk away. (Arguing makes me uncomfortable anyway.)
This blog is me trying to get out of my comfort zone. Despite my more mature age, decent amount of life experience, my obvious intelligence and wisdom, and my self-deprecating sense of humour; I keep a lot bottled up. I’m just not comfortable expressing myself or my opinions. There are many things I would like to say, but most of the time I convince myself that I’m wrong, or my opinion isn’t important, or I just lack the courage to express myself in front of my peers.
This isn’t the first time I have tried a blog like this…… maybe this time it’ll pan out.