Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How to say things sincerely without offending others?

Lately someone I knew is having H1N1-like symptom. When I suggest getting it checked, some people seems to show resistance...
Although I am rather concerned and anxious yet I have the qualms of saying it too many times...

HMm...at times like this I cannot help but think back some same occurrences..which I often offend people while trying to mean well..

Thinking back those unhappy moments whereby each time I commented, I was bombarded, yet when I stay complete silent, I was being labelled as "unloyal" or not a good buddy..
haih...

Human relationship are real complex isn't it...or has I made it looks too complex without knowing..

Wonder how can message be conveyed across sincerely without offence...

Do you all experienced similar situation? How do you all manage it?

Care to share...would love to learn from all the wise ones out there!

Cheers!

3 comments:

Mama-Miya a.k.a MiuMiu a.k.a "Jedi Hopeful" said...

honesty is the best policy...be frank but arrange ur sentence nicely, right? then dont forget to apologize at then end of the conversation..

it is much better than trying to come up with excuses.

KittyCat said...

Err...how do you know they are H1N1 symptoms unless you know the person has HIGH fever? It could just be a regular flu.

Until you're sure, better not offer any advice or you may get your head bitten off! LOL, I am famous for being one such person...

AlohaMolly said...

Mama-Miya: Thanks..that is a good and practical advice!

KittyCat: You are right..or maybe I am just over-sensitive..I was thinking if I were in her shoes, would I rushed to check...hmm