Monday, May 16, 2011

"I had rather have a fool to make me happy....

.... than experience to make me sad." 
--As You Like It, Act IV scene i

You know how sometimes you can be helpful to your friends when you feel they need prodding, but still keep away from sounding like second father or a tedious bore?

Darn, I was hoping you did.  I sure don't

Still, there's a fine art to suggesting a good way forward.  And -- damn the torpedoes -- sometimes people just need someone to get all "authority figure" in their bizness!

'Course, it's all fun and games when you ask someone how things are going and they respond, "Great!"  I start to feel like a heel when I say "really?" and they break down crying.

Sometimes all I need to be is someone who smells acceptable up close, doesn't mind tear stains on clothing, and has long arms.

1 comment:

  1. In the spirit of the quote provided: I had rather an honorable attempt at encouragement for progress than silence stemming from the curious desire to maintain a state of reality free from disruption.

    That being said, there is a time and place for action or suggestion. Tact, I believe it to be.