Most of the adjectives used to describe me begin with 'B'. Bold, brave, brash, bitch etc. But the most used word has to be, 'blunt'. Do I have a problem with it? Absolutely not. Unlike most people, I am someone who knows exactly what I am. I do not try to fake it, nor try to be someone else. Most of my posts come across as very blunt because that is the intent. I don't know how to sugar coat words or incorporate fancy words in a sentence just to make the punch subtle. That's not me at all. I'm someone who likes to hit where it hurts the most.
When I speak, people often say that I'm way too blunt. I am, I know, but not most of the time. One of the main problems with me is the wonderful voice I've been blessed with. I'm blessed with a voice that is part manly and part frogish. And that too with a very high decibel. Even my whispers have the capacity to deafen someone at times. Yeah, see I'm being honestly blunt about this as well. When I speak, people just assume that I'm being rude. And speaking what I feel, in this beautiful tone have people call me blunt more often than not.
I've always believed in one thing. 'Hit me with the truth'. I rarely compliment people, because I am someone who is not pleased very often. I have my own sense of style be it in fashion or in writing. So when I meet people and they compliment me, they expect something in return. Yeah, almost like a return receipt. But I keep mum. Because if I said something, I know they would get offended. And I'm not the one to lie. Firstly, because it is hard for me . Second, because I think they need to know the truth. Well, someone has to stop them from wearing clothes that are clearly two sizes smaller than what they should be wearing. Call me blunt if you want to, but believe me I'm doing the world a favor!
People who know me, understand the tone of my voice. Even though I sound like a screeching orangutan at times, people know I'm talking normally. My close friends love the fact that I'm blunt and tell things as they are. Well, they do get pissed at times but eventually they do come around. In my honest opinion, every one should be blunt. Believe me, it would help a lot of people. I know that most people accept the situation and try to make the best of it. But there are quite a few who live in denial like forever and expect people to feed their fantasy. I stay at least two miles away from such people.
I'd rather not know people who cannot handle the truth. I agree it is not easy, but eventually you need to make peace with it. If I'm pointing out something, no matter how trivial it is, it is only because it exists. If I'm making up stuff, blame me by all means. But I am not! I think all of us should look at the world and accept the blunt edges of it. If you try to be too sharp, you're gonna cut yourself anyway. I sure have had some bad experiences when I've offered my blunt opinion. That doesn't make me not do it anymore. This is who I am. As blunt as it can get. I'm happy, so thank you very much.
I'd rather be called blunt, instead of someone desperately trying to fit into the fake sharp edges of this superficial world.
P.S: I just realized that the title of this post is also the name of my hair salon. So blunt and I go a long way back.