Tossing mystery, a 2016 resolution

The time has come and gone to announce the ways in which we will endeavor to improve ourselves over the next 12 months, but sometimes late is [most likely] better than never.

This year, I’m giving up mystery. (Aka, I just can’t even with mystery anymore.)

I’m done with doing and tolerating “ghosting,” the passive aggressive, the elusive, the avoidance.

All of these tactics, mechanisms of communication or non-communication, I’m convinced, waste time, undermine trust, develop unnecessary turmoil and psychoses, and keep us from self-realization.

The adage, ‘practice makes perfect’ comes into play - if what I “practice” is engaging in and accepting from others less than forthright attitudes and behaviors, I fear that’s what we’ll perfect - being untrue and unaccountable to ourselves and others.

The exception that might swallow the rule is not feeling obligated to engage with everyone who might - justifiably or unjustifiably - seek one’s time and attention. But I think that exception can be respectfully limited by the revised expectations that develop from a consistent practice of communicative honesty.

Herein goes nothing.


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