Friday, September 11, 2009

Blue funk

Is it better to live in ignorance or know the bitter truth? I find I’m afraid of circumstances that might put relationships (with friends, with family) to the test, in case it turns out that the persons I think of as fun or principled or good-hearted or loyal or helpful are not what they would seem… not when it comes to the crunch.

I’m afraid of the crunch, because it would be sound of illusions being irretrievably shattered, like Humpty Dumpty.

5 comments:

rads said...

Sometimes the truth isn't nice to know. It's being kind I guess.. but am in similar situation and I am wary of wanting to dig further. Distance doesn't help...

ummon said...

this nags me all the time... but you know what, i find we do give people less credit than they deserve. most will step up, unless you are a really really bad judge of character. i feel the crunch brings out the best in personal relationships. however, it's not true in professional ones!

ps: btw, word verification for this is 'enital' :)

Kamini said...

Tough one - although I'm not sure it's always that black and white. I like to think the best of people and hope for the best!

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Best not to think about it me thinks. And then if and when the situation comes up -- the moment of truth i.e., it will all be out in the open anyway. THEN there will be no turning back. So.

Pollux aka Paps said...

QWhy suddenly? Yes, sometimes, I think I'd much rather not know, altho not sure that is entirely wise.