I can’t talk about people close to me just in case they find out what I think about them.

Now isn’t that a startling statement!

Why wouldn’t I want to open up my heart to the people around me? I mean, I find it easy to say all sorts of things on a public forum so why not to neighbours?

Oh, wait – I got it. There’s a big difference between talking about myself and talking about other people. I’m not scared to tall you about me, I’m scared to tell you what I think about you.

Why? Well maybe because I don’t like everything about everyone. There are some kinds of things I dislike about people and even some kinds of people that I downright don’t like at all.

Don’t worry, you’re not one of those people. I like you simply for the fact that you’ve read as far as this. If you haven’t read this far then I probably don’t like you. But that’s okay, because you’ll never find out.

Unless someone tells you.


But really – what’s wrong with me telling someone that I don’t like something about them? I think it’s because I care what people think about me.


Let me have a think about that …



No, it’s not quite that. It’s more related to fear and power.

Explain? Okay, let me try. When I have power over someone then I don’t care what I say about them. If they have power over me then I care what I say because if I say something bad and hurt them then they have the power to hurt me back. And I don’t want to be hurt. I’m afraid of being hurt and so I try to be nice.

Oh my gosh, I never realise that I was so screwed up!

And I don’t even want to think about what constitutes power and I why I would want to be unkind to people I think I have power over. Arghh!


20 thoughts on “Neighbours

  1. Heyyy! C’mon it’s fine. The world is a lil’ bit messed up i do agree. We all have seen bad people and get angry after they hurt us. It’s fine. I’d just ignore them of leave them and never ever concern about them.. like never met and they are/ will be strangers forever. Believe in yourself. Its better to have small community with good people than having one which includes bad one too! 😐 So add positives! subtract negatives! multiply happiness 😀
    Take care! 🙂

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  2. Uh….. Personally, I don’t tell someone why or what I dislike about them mostly because I think it’ll hurt them and they will ponder over it again and again. And to be honest, I don’t like most of the people around me…. But at times, I do tell 😅

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