Staircase wit (as in, you get the idea for something to say only when you are in the staircase, heading home)
This is just a random list of things I wished I’ve said:
You got a little something on your teeth.
You are beautiful.
Actually, when I think about it, I don’t really have things I wished I’ve said. There are things that I wish I can say, but for many reasons, I cannot, for those words can really affect people and affect me as well.
It may lead to jealousy, It may lead them to overthink, It may lead to annoyance, It may lead to change, either for better or worse.
It’s amazing how words can do so much.
The famous quote “Sticks and Bones can hurt me, but words will never will.”
But words can do so much more than hurting.
I think that’s why as people grow, people learn to talk less and less.
Children would blabber on and on, either about themselves or what they see, what their opinions are, what they want.
They’ll also ask for stuff they want. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but they don’t consider the consequences of those requests, what it takes to fulfill those requests; where there’s a benefit, there’s a cost. Pretty much economics right here, sacrificing something to get something else in return.
I don’t really have much of a point to write, I’m just blabbering on because I want to write what I would normally would not say.
As people grow, people observe more, become more cautious of what they say. So is it natural for people to close up?
I dunno, when I was a freshman, I made friends super easily. Now it’s harder and harder to talk and get to know people. Maybe I need to meet more random strangers.
Oh and the Teach for America thing failed. Maybe I really am not meant to be a teacher. I am not exactly the typical role model with 4.0 GPA + all that random role model -y things.
But… I can still see suffering of people. I wish I can do something about that. I’ll see what choices I can pick.
Yeah this rant is really random and short.