Life – Unfiltered

February 24, 2011 at 7:37 am | Posted in Life and Living | 5 Comments
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This post is dedicated to my dear friend and fellow blogger, Ms. Dezolutions, who is usually at the brunt of my unfiltered chatter.

In life, there are those who talk and those who use very few words.  There are also those who it just takes a little bit to get out of their shell, and sometimes it just takes some maturity to feel confident speaking one’s mind.

I never had that problem.  For as long as I can remember I have spoke my mind, without much hesitation.  I am blunt but often eloquent.  Basically if you want to really hear the truth, just call me up.  What comes with this capability is the ability to always have a come back, to be able to bounce off a perfect stranger at the drop of a hat.  This can really help make the morning commute, and other times spent in the company of strangers, much more pleasant.

And when you are a talker, people listen.  They know you will always have something to say and they count on you to get the conversation started if it gets awkwardly quiet.  What can I say? I like conversation.  And what makes a good conversationalist is someone who also listens.  I don’t talk just to hear the sound of my own voice.  I talk to learn from others and to share my opinions and knowledge with others.

Of course, I have suffered the occasional foot in mouth syndrome.  I have regretted many things I have said that, perhaps, went unnoticed, and perhaps didn’t.  I’ve sounded stupid, in retrospect, and I’ve definitely offended a few people.  Surprisingly, my mouth never got me into a fist fight.  I learned a long time ago that a better verbal fighter is one who fights fairly and does not use curse words or call names, unless completely necessary (or if I’m insanely angry).

And I have learned from my mistakes.  We live in a world with a lot of over-sensitive people and you never know if you are in the presence of one, or if you are just about to hit on a touchy topic.  While I am not one of these people, I have become more reserved when necessary and increasingly more thoughtful in how I word things.

But I haven’t lost my edge. Not at all. Not in the least bit.  I’m still as ballsy as I was when I walked around college in Massachusetts with my I LOVE NY back pack.  I’m still as sassy as I was cheering for the Yankees in a crowd of Red Socks fans.  And I still play the devil’s advocate when the heated topic of politics comes to the table.

I live my life unfiltered. I don’t sugarcoat.  I can be harsh. I can be funny.  I can be offensive.  But above all, I am honest.  If you want someone to lie to you, you are in the wrong place.

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