Friday, February 15, 2008

A Question for the Internets

Have you ever been so disappointed by someone you respected and/or admired that you were gutsick? A person with talent and brains and mad skills, but possessing a blind spot that could be their undoing?

How did you handle? Did you speak to the person? If so, directly or "in theory."

Help Internets, help!


Anonymous said...

sadly, yes and i guess my answer would be get some distance and think about how important this person is to you- to actually talk to someone about it will bring your fears/feelings out into the open and then there's no turning back. However, if you think you will be in this persons life for a long time, it might be better to open up a discussion instead of letting it fester, so my answer is it depends- coworker-maybe leave it alone, good friend-might be good to discuss. Good luck.

Moda di Magno said...

Thanks Anon,

I appreciate the thoughts.

bex said...

yes...and i'm still in the "distance" part of the situation. it isn't someone i can just walk away from (i.e. family...) but can't really deal with the situation without (a) saying something i'll probably regret or (b) working myself up more than i should.

so, for now, distance...polite distance.

Moda di Magno said...

Bex: Thanks for the insight. I have gotten a lot of email on this topic, and there is an overwhelming "step back, take a breath" opinion. So I'm taking two steps back and listening to all advice right now.

Thanks for weighing in - I appreciate the help.