I often wonder why I just can’t keep my mouth shut. Someone says something. It’s not what I think. I know that this is a strongly held opinion on their part. Then the pressure inside my head starts building and, shazaam, out of my mouth comes my opinion. Almost always it is antithetic to their opinion. I guess that’s why I need to say it. It’s not so much that I think that their opinion will be changed; it’s more that I can’t let the moment go by without them knowing that my opinion is different. I guess I think if I just remain silent and pass up the opportunity to object, I will be tacitly supporting a position that I disagree with. Why can’t I let someone else just bask in the glow of their presumed rightness? I don’t know. My life would be more harmonious if I could do this. But I can’t.

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