And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
Khaled Hosseini wrote this quote in one of his best selling book, Kite Runner. Mostly we don’t speak truth out loud, we fear the retaliation we might get. So, we mask the truth as much as we can.
If we can understand what people actually mean when they say certain things, a lot of curiosity can be rest to peace.
- “This Is The Way It’s Always Been Done“
Sometimes we are too afraid of change, we fear the criticism it will bring along. It’s a defensive approach. People when insecure, tend to behave resistant and stubborn.
- “No Problem”
Simple words can create a havoc or can soothe us. When we give someone a favor, we can either say “No Problem” or we can say “My pleasure.” Both are standard responses but one can give an impression, it was a problem and the other can give an impression that it was a pleasure.
- “I Think … I’m Going To Ask A Stupid Question”
When we lose confidence, our speech is shifted into a pleasing zone where we ask for approval from everyone. The world is full of people who are ready in a minute to take you for granted. Make your words get heard!