Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most stupidest of them all?

I have this quote that I got from my mom, a quote that I like to repeat to others and myself as advice, and that is: You don’t have to explain it to smart people, and you can’t explain it to stupid people.

It’s not about insulting anyone; it’s not about actual intelligence because smart people can be stupid and vice versa. It basically means that it’s not worth wasting your time and energy on trying to make arrogant and selfish people, who are dumbly convinced about being right (always), see the point. But following that principle, walking away when you realize you’re talking to a person that actually shares their IQ with a brick wall is hard to do.

I think it’s very challenging to be quiet when you know something is wrong, incorrect, untrue and unjust. I find myself at a crossroads mulling over what my reaction should be. It drives me absolutely certifiably mental to know that speaking up will not bring me, or them, or anyone else involved anything. It won’t make the person who is in the wrong see what’s right, do what’s right, or God forbid, admit their wrongdoing.

I feel a strong sense of justice and it’s hard for me to let it go once I find any sort of deception. I’m like a dog with a bone. I want everyone involved to see it, feel it, understand it… I want the culprit to be confronted. Even though speaking up won’t bring the results I want, even though it won’t affect the future actions of this person, it’s so unbelievably hard to choose to ignore it and walk away from it. I want people to know I know they lied. I don’t want people that deceive and manipulate people and facts for their benefit to win. And I feel that silence hands them the victory.

No one should be convinced that they know it all. Not a boss or an employee, not an authoritative figure or a subordinate. No one has the right to lie, manipulate facts and people for their benefit. I refuse to stand by and let you do this to me or anyone else. It might make me uncomfortable but I don’t care. There is no growth in comfort. 

You might think “What has brought this on?” A person that has a pattern of twisting facts and words to fit their narrative. I’ve seen it be done to others and now, for the last time, I’ve had it done to me. I am too far away to deal with this situation face to face but that will change. And once it does… Knock, knock.

 

How do you deal with conflict? With people that you think are in the wrong?   Would you rather be quiet and move on? Or would you confront them?

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Check-in

I’m sure you’re far too busy to notice when I unplug from the Internet but I just couldn’t find the time to blog or be active on social media. We flew back home last week and you can imagine what my days look like now since I hadn’t seen my family for six months. There is no routine, no writing and absolutely no posting of any kind. I simply want to be present in the moment, enjoy every second of our visit so that I can collect as many memories as possible and make the time until our next visit more bearable and enjoyable.

I did, however, just finish reading The Kiss Quotient. I’m not kidding…I put it down this second. Well, before having lunch, doing the dishes, making coffee, replying to some texts, etc. You know, this second. 🙂 I loved the book and both characters in it. I found it to be the perfect easy and entertaining read. I will definitely read some more of her books.

The next one I’m reading is Mark Manson’s Everything is Fucked. I liked his debut and I don’t think this one will disappoint either.

Tell me… What are you up to? What are you reading? Have you read the books mentioned?

Once upon a Time

Once upon a time, there was a woman who had a special surprise for you. She taunted you with it, made you believe you desperately needed it, made you realize that your life depended on it.

The Snowhite’s red apple had nothing on this. You desired it more than the Prince running around frantically with a glass slipper in his hands. More than Belle wanting adventure.

You want it.

You need it.

You have to have it.

So go to Amazon because Eclipse is going to be free today.

Like a Balloon

It’s been more than ten hours from the text but the time didn’t make it better; it made it worse. The frustration she felt morphed into anger and now, her mind not needed anywhere else, she could witness and sense the anger progressing into rage like a blazing ball. She couldn’t calm herself down; she couldn’t move. The fury was numbing, paralyzing, and so her body was still as her mind turned and her heart beat like a maniac against her rib cage. What she would do to have them in front of her! Then her body definitely wouldn’t be incapacitated. She needed someone to serve as the target but it was just her there. Just her and the maddening ire that was slithering through her veins, wrapping itself around her throat, squeezing and twisting until it felt like there was no other way but to release some of the pressure. Or she would fall victim to it. She tried not to kick and scream but every moment added more to the pile. Added and smothered her. And soon like in a highlight reel, every moment, every word, every person flashed before her eyes and the scream pierced the silence and darkness of her bedroom, probably heard in every bedroom in the houses around hers. But she didn’t care, she let out another yell. And another one. Until she felt deflated. Like a balloon.

 

Equinox and Eclipse

Hey, I hope you’re having a phenomenal weekend. I just jumped onto my KDP account and saw that quite a few people took advantage of my Kindle promotion. I am so thankful for every ebook downloaded. Please, hop onto Amazon to get your copy of my books and let me know what you think of them.

If you want to refresh your memory on the covers and plots ⇒ Bookshelf

Talk to you on Wednesday. I think it’s time for a short story. 😉

Our trip

We had a Sri Lanka trip booked for April but after the horrible events at Easter, we decided to postpone it to June and just got back this Sunday. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful country, having a new adventure every single day. I wanted to share some photos from our holiday.

What have you been up to? Reading anything new? Maybe Equinox or Eclipse? 🙂 🙂

One Day

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Dear Future,

It’s the people that know you best, that you love most, that can hurt you most cruelly. My heart bleeds and cries for the time I didn’t know disappointment. Your words cut deep and your actions, or the lack thereof, even more. I starve for when I will be immune to whatever you do and say. For a time when you will have no effect on me.

One day, one glorious day, my pain will be yours, your lack of empathy will be mine. I will make it out stronger and better but you will live in the past and regret everything you could have done and everything you actually did. My heart breaks but soon nothing will be left to crumble and from the ashy fragments I’ll rebuild something even stronger.

 

Love,

Someone with Heartache