Uh, oh! :) Watch out for those words! "She means well, but..."Muxel said:I didn't mean any offense by it, I'm sorry. I know you meant well, ...
I just thought Laura had made an error of perception and I wanted to set the record straight.
Why? What is the root for this "want"? Is it really that important?
I have decided that it is not my job to correct other people. If they say things that are incorrect, or if they are missing "the big picture", I am not required to tell them otherwise. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. But it's my choice, and I don't HAVE TO say anything. I try to think about what is actually helpful. If someone asks me directly, then yes, I will answer as well as I can.
Maybe I used to feel that I HAD TO jump in a conversation and correct someone's errors. In effect, if they wanted, they could easily manipulate me, they could force me to spend my energy on their bad information. Now I ask, "why should I allow them control over me?"