This was a weird time in my life.
I once knew a mobster. Granted this was never confirmed. I don’t think they confirm those things.
Anyway, nice guy. To me, at least.
Smart as a whip. Wise even beyond his considerable years. I enjoyed every one of our conversations. He was full of wisdom without being fully aware of it (which is incredibly endearing).
Of the many lines he quipped, one sentence in particular has always stuck with me.
“You can say anything you want so long as you say it right.”
Frame things with authenticity and kindness and real heart.
You can tell people what they’re doing/saying is crap, if you say it right. If it comes from a place of true emotion.
But don’t forget tact. Emotion without tact may not be received very well.
When people ask for my opinion, I always tell the truth. But I never say things just to put someone down or to be cruel.
If you don’t like something, say so. But then help in any way you can to make it better.
If you’re always with people instead of against them, you can tell them your true feelings and they will welcome and respect them.
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