At the UTA conference a few weeks ago Anne Bogart (she is the fabulous lady who gave us the 7 points of advice from last Wednesday's blog) said something that struck a chord with me. I want to see what you think.
Certainty leads to violence.
In other words, when someone is so sure they are right it could lead to violence. Or if you are certain someone else is wrong, you could do violence to them.
Ms. Bogart followed it up with: Tell the truth and don't worry about the outcome.
What do you get from this? I think it is a great point. It doesn't matter how others take your words or actions. If they don't believe you or if they don't like you, you've still just done your best. Leave it at that. We don't need to defend ourselves. All will answer for their actions. On the same note, I don't have to fight against those who are "wrong". Even if I am certain they are wrong.
Does this make any sense? What do you think?