Since when does being nice mean “I’m Interested?”
In today’s society we have grown so accustomed to living in our own little worlds that we fail to show consistent kindness. As a result of this societal conditioning – when we are actually polite it’s many times misconstrued.
I am a very friendly person by nature & I like to engage people in conversation. Because I understand the need to be heard & feel validated as a human being, I try to extend the same to others – male or female. And sometimes it’s taken in a way that is not my intent in the least. And that just makes things awkward – because then I might have to explain I am not interested that way. No one likes to be or feel rejected. It’s certainly never been in the Top Ten of my favorite things anyway.
It is really sad to me that it seems like the only way to avoid this is to appear aloof or snotty.
I am not that person. And I know many of you aren’t either. So where does that leave us?
I’m working out the answer for myself. Right now I just don’t know exactly what that is.
And I am certainly not The Lone Rangerette here. I have other friends & acquaintances complaining of the same.
It just sucks that that’s the world we live in today.
Much love y’all,