An Uninspired Post

9th post for #bloganuary (a WordPress event)


The Prompt: What do people incorrectly assume about you?


Well, sh*t. I’ve been on a role (in my not so humble opinion), but I feel wholly uninspired by this question. This could just as easily be written as “What do I (incorrectly) assume that people incorrectly assume about me?” I feel all this assuming we do about what others are really thinking that causes such ugliness in our world. I don’t want to contribute to more of this unhealthy assuming. All we know is how others behave and all they know about us is how we behave. It’s that simple. Don’t get me wrong. I’m just as guilty as all of us in attributing others intentions and meaning behind what they say and do. I think it’s human nature. But it’s not helpful in most cases. Whether we are making positive or negative assumptions about others we are missing the opportunity to listen openly, to inquire curiously, and to trust vulnerably. We are missing the opportunity for true connection and love. So, uninspired by this question, yet inspired to do better, today I choose to share myself more openly and listen to each of you without judgement.

“Judge” (Originally published in Monty’s Very Short Shorts)

Be well,

Monty


6 Comments

  1. Oh dang to being uninspired!! This is one I actually have an answer for LOL I’ll be writing it up tomorrow morning

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Well, I figured it would have to happen one of these days. Haha. Looking forward to yours tomorrow.

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  2. That’s not one I love, either.
    Your poem is great, though. It reads nicely and packs quite a message.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it!

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  3. T. B. C... says:

    You just get it! A superb reply to such a question! x

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  4. Monty Vern says:

    Loving the little loves coming from you. Thanks!

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