What Is Said vs What Is Heard

When you speak, caution must be taken. Those around you are not always as stable as they may seem. What you say may be harmless to you, yet monumental to the receiver.
I spoke my mind recently and it made an impact that I was not prepared for in any way. Should I have chosen my words more carefully? That is a possibility, however, I would have compromised my own integrity in the process.
This conversation took place with 2 others present. The source of the conversation was not in attendance. For some strange reason, one of the parties decided to deliver a full report to the source. She also decided to leave the comments that she had rendered out of the story.
How do you know who to trust when you are speaking in a group that is larger than one? The answer is, you don't. To be authentic at all times can help tremendously, however, someone will always get bruised at one time or another.
My ego rose as high as the empire state when I learned of this breach of trust, however, I did not confront the culprit, I confronted the source. In this situation, the source had already made up their mind about what was said and proceeded to shoot bullets in a verbal way.
Pretending that some day in the near future we will be able to please every one is a serious waste of energy. We can only be responsible for ourselves and our own actions.
I did offer and apology though. The apology was not for what was said, it was for how it was delivered through a third party. My intentions were far from malice in every way. I was filled with frustration about something that should only be observed in the future.
Enjoy the day and take care about what consumes your soul. It may leave a mark. C
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