When we are participating in a community of care, it is important to know our own limitations. Honesty protects us from unnecessary misunderstandings and quarrels. Most times it is simply fatigue which is the trigger and not this or that or that. We tend to over analyse situations, when, if you take a step back, it is simply fatigue, and the resulting anxiety that arises from the over stretch.

So when that happens, it is wise to take a break, or simply say, “I don’t know.”

“I don’t know” is a valid an answer as I know. If the honesty is there, “I don’t know” will survive the situation.

And then maybe, there is an answer. And maybe, there isn’t.

It is how safely and securely we respond that saves our peace. Not the answer.

Peng-Ean Khoo
April 4, 2016

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s