You know that feeling when you want to say something but you know its too late – whether it was the perfect retort, hurt feelings or words that you didn’t have the courage to say at the moment?
What do you do with those unsaid words, except trap them all in the space of an imaginary cabinet? Honestly, in the past, most people I know and myself used to say it’s important to appropriately voice your thoughts out loud and not keep them to yourself, or else you’re going to be full of regrets. But, I don’t think it’s that simple. It’s not just a pure binary classification of saying something or not saying something; it’s so much more complicated. There’s so many other things to consider – the circumstance, the time and the possible effect of your words.
There’s so many things I want to say to so many people, but I really can’t.
It’s too late to say some things to some; it’s too damaging to say some things to some others. It’s too hard to express certain feelings to some; it’s too unknown of an effect certain words may have to some others. At this moment, that imaginary cabinet is bursting with words and thoughts,
I don’t think the line, some things are better left unsaid, really sticks with me. We’re in a world of unknown; the effect of the unsaid words is unknown – and it could be for the better. But I think we’re all careful and fearful and that is important for us. If we are constantly going to live by whim, we’d be lost in a reckless universe. So, I think the line is really that some things often have no choice but to be left unsaid, because they have the potential to change things as you know it. And most times, we’re just not ready, and we won’t ever be.
Questions that begin with what if aren’t necessarily regretful.
Unsaid words that could change your tomorrow aren’t necessarily chances you missed, but are chances you chose to skip to avoid the danger of the unknown.