Being Inoffensive Can Be Harmless But Is It Productive?

You don't have to do this

Being inoffensive can be a mixed blessing.

In our dealings with others we get further and share more if we are on the same wavelength, if we treat others with love, friendship and respect. Offending them will only raise barriers and instigate hurdles that we then need to break down.

But being mild mannered can be wishy-washy, too. We need to do something. We need to say something. But we do not want to, or fear to, offend the other party.

So what happens or is said is a pale shadow of what we intended and perhaps what is required. And worse, we can be seen in a poor light which will inhibit relations from then on in. We might not be respected for what we need to do or say.

So perhaps there is a thin line to walk here.

But on the whole not causing offence, not causing anger or annoyance, ought to be good. Being unpleasant or causing disgust is not a positive reaction to create.

Being mild mannered can be a good thing if not taken too far. We need to respect what we are and what we stand for and what and how we act in life.

So we need to be ourselves. That should not be too much to ask.

All best,
Martin