Deep Thought #13
One time in a very heated setting, an older gentleman started with, “I probably shouldn’t say this.” The first thing that popped into my head was to say, “Then don’t.” But I chose to bite my tongue instead, and he said what he was thinking. As soon as he was finished, I thought to myself, “Yeah, he shouldn’t have said that.”
If you preface something you are about to say with, “I probably shouldn’t say this,” you already know the answer is no. Just don’t say it, because you’ll regret it later. It is possible to be wrong, and to say things you regret. The ability to open one’s mouth and speak one’s mind doesn’t necessarily make one brave or bold. Sometimes it just means they lack the ability to keep it closed.