Fandango is the host of Fandango Provocative Question
This week’s provocative question was suggested by Savio Paz over at Goin’ the extra…aaamile. Savio wrote, “Among all the good things we love about ourselves, there is side to us that we never talk about, a side we never want going public. It isn’t special to certain individuals, but we all have it — Our Dark Side.”
How do we make peace with ourselves, knowing that, being the basically good people we are, we also have a side to us which we know isn’t the best — our “dark side”? Can we overcome these parts of our lives that we may not be proud of? Or do we simply accept them, learn to live with them, and move on?
Now that is a frightening thought, I have a dark side?
Well jokes aside, I know I have a lot of flaws in my personality. I do try to improve myself and am grateful to my family, especially my daughters who often point out my failings. 😂😅
I am fond of talking and often am guilty of not giving the other person a chance to talk. I am not a good listener either.
I am working on improving my listening skills. Holding my tongue and letting others talk and listening to understand and not just reply are a few things I am working on.
I am opinionated and I think I am right about things, and anyone not agreeing with me is in the wrong.
This is another area where much work is required. Blogging has helped me to open up to new ideas and tolerance towards divergent views.
I can be sarcastic and can make thoughtless remarks to people around me.
My daughter has reminded me to think of three things before saying something.
Is it kind?
Is it true?
Does it need to be said?
I am trying to stick to this formula before I utter my ( so-called) witty remarks.
I love eating…… is that also included in my dark side?
I am trying to rectify this flaw but this aspect of my personality jumps up from the dark and takes over my nicer side. It leaves me only when I have eaten too much.
I think that as long as we are alive we can and should improve ourselves. Learning to make peace with a personality flaw may mean that we accept it and not make it better. So I would try to improve myself as much as I can.