Often, I want to express (communicate?) to folks exactly what's on my mind in a direct and frank manner. But, in the back of my head, I know I can't. I believe I have to be diplomatic, non-confrontational and take into consideration my delivery and the thoughts/reaction of the recipient. I would like to be frank and forthcoming...but I know I can't. Why? In some circumstances, what I have to say may be perceived/received as hurtful/confrontational/argumentative and that's not me...so I just shut the f*ck up! Again...maybe it's my delivery...or the ears of the recipient. I just don't know. So, like I said... I just shut the f*ck up!
Then again...there's this old saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say...don't say anything at all!" Again...just shut the f*ck up!