A good relationship shares thoughts and ideas. A great relationship will afford safety in sharing thoughts and ideas that differ and challenge thinking. This keeps us all from growing complacent and only numbly nodding our heads when someone says something.
A friend initiated an email chain after one of our postings.
She had read the blog and wanted to let me know where she disagreed with me. I think that she had read my thoughts when she was tired, and then possibly even more tired when she responded.
I exist in a semi-comatose state, so I’m always tired when I respond. I’m not sure I can use that as an excuse for how preachy and self-righteous I was, but I’ll claim it anyway.
After reading and then responding, I was stewing all day. I carried on many conversations with my imaginary psychotic little friends, proving my point again and again. I knew that any reasonable and rational person could see my point.
How could she be so stupid?