• Elbert Hubbard

    by  • May 17, 2014 • * Safe for Work *, Friends • 3 Comments

    “Never explain – your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.”

    But, I would argue, it’s a great way to determine in which of these two categories people belong.

    3 Responses to Elbert Hubbard

    1. probably
      May 18, 2014 at 12:34 am

      Had to learn this in a painful way, but I think there is some truth in it.

    2. January 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      How you treat the people you call friends will determine the category first.

      If someone is asking for an explanation of your behavior, there is a good chance it was confusing and hurtful, otherwise why would they be asking? Why did they become an “enemy” to begin with?

      And if anyone actually thinks that asking for clarification of hurtful behavior makes a person an enemy, I think that says a lot more about YOU.

    3. Author
      January 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

      @Someone – I am sorry for your frustration that your situation has caused. To clarify, I approached them in a vulnerable state as a friend, looking for information to help with something. Our mode of communication requires things to be somewhat cryptic. There are watchers. I have tried to talk to them outside of our confines but they always find a reason why they can’t. More recently, the cat now chases the dog and I’m the one with insider info that could help them in their endeavors. I graciously gave them encouragement and any information I could. Not to “show them up” or be vindictive, but it’s just what I do when I choose to call you “friend”. Regardless, I think the world of them and want nothing but good to come their way.

      Good luck with your situation.

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