Why You Shouldn’t Read Between the Lines

Where do I begin?


Inferring or reading in between the lines is a dangerous thing to do in any relationship.  It’s how poor communication begins.


Another situation where you shouldn’t read between the lines is in life.  Don’t guess or infer and wait for shit to happen for you.  Or self sabotage because you do the same thing.  Take things on face value and if you have a problem, clarify.  Then own it up if you are wrong.


The place I experience this the most is my writing for the Huffington Post.  For every article, there is always a handful of people that paraphrase my words, infer meaning, and then bitch about it to the world.  It’s like watching the first half of a movie and telling someone the ending without having seen it.


So the next time you want to bitch about something I wrote — bitch about what I actually wrote about…not what you THINK or INFERRED that I wrote about.


I can take criticism and I’m fine to agree to disagree with anyone.  You don’t have to like me or my writing and I’m totally cool with that.  But at least don’t like the real me.