Need for a plain talk
(Based on the facebook post in Tamil by my friend Hamsabai Santhana Krishnan. Thanks to her)
Be it a family relation or be it a great friendship,
They would become deep only if we talk plainly ,
If by chance we forget to do that ,
They would be replaced by suspicions and assumptions.
It is very easy to misunderstand and see everything with suspicion,
And in this foolishness , relationships, friendships and happiness would be sacrificed,
When you do not understand please seek clarification,
And when you feel the behaviour is odd , ask openly.
Do not ever assume, if your behaviour to any one appears odd,
Tell them why you behaved that way but please ,
Do not assume that those who happened to hear you,
Would understand , the why and wherefore of your behaviour.
If your friend or even your close relative makes an error ,
Tell them plainly that it is an error and possibly when they explain,
You perhaps may understand that it is not an error,
Or there is a good chance for the individual not to do that error again.
This type of plain talk is perhaps the only chance to set things straight ,
But , if you keep it in mind , and nurture the feeling that he has erred,
The small line of break would become in to a wide chasm,
And relationship may become enmity, To avoid , talk plainly.