This week's prompt, confrontation, is a tough one for me. Let me make this perfectly clear...
I hate confrontation!
I am no good at it so I try to avoid it at all cost. Some people are quite good at the art of confrontation, and it is, after all, an art form. Good confrontation requires -
1. complete knowledge of the reason for disagreement;
2. thick skin so that no matter how sharp your opponents
barbs get they bounce right off;
3. a degree in sarcasm and 4 letter words;
4. an ability to look stone-faced and tough, without any
sign of weakness;
5. the ability to meet it head-on, with no regrets.
I fail miserably in 4 out of 5 (and I'm not even sure I would always be successful in #1).
Okay, I admit...I'm a wimp. Even as a young person I always tried to be a people pleaser. I never wanted to disappoint anyone. I would rather have let someone walk all over me if it meant avoiding a confrontation. I'd like to say that I grew out of it, but, truth be told, I still have most of the same tendencies. I still don't like to disappoint anyone and will do anything I can to avoid confrontation. In some ways I am a little more outspoken than I used to be, but still not much of a fighter. I'll leave the fighting for those who enjoy it. As for me, I prefer to be a lover of all that is good and leave the fighting to the professionals.
Until next time...that's my view.