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!

4 comments:

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.