The other night I had a wonderFULL conversation with my friend Dot. In talking about this year, she told me that this year she is claiming the right to say, “I don’t want to.”
Is this complete sentence as difficult for you to say as it is me?
When I’m really thinking “I don’t want to.” what I’ll often say instead is something like:
“I wish I could.”
“I’m going to be washing my socks then.”
“I’m sorry, I can’t because…”
or (worst of all)
“Absolutely – I’d love to.”
Why is it that those of us older than seven so often lie – to ourselves or others instead of simply saying what’s true? The next time I REALLY don’t want to – I’m following The Dot.