My head knows that folks are most open to ideas or opinions delivered in a friendly, calm, thoughtful and maybe humorous manner. Lord knows I try, but when I feel I’m being hornswaggled and told half truths (which makes the other half suspect) and moreover treated as though I’m both gullible and discountable, I get ugly. And when I get ugly I’m ever easier to discount. I’ve seen it in these blogs. Those who complain the most get fewer and fewer “visits.”
I guess I have a problem now. Since I’ve worked to be congruent and assertive, it’s hard to keep the rest of myself at bay. Any suggestions? (Of course I’m referring to the cutback of sheltered workshops for the intellectually disabled.