Sunday, February 19, 2012

Carolyn Hax on Hurt vs. Disappointment

You say you’re hurt; I think your word choice offers you a way off your dangerous line of thinking. Hurt is a byproduct of rejection — it’s, “I didn’t get cake because the person serving it doesn’t like me.” Disappointment, on the other hand, is, “I didn’t get cake because it was gone by the time I got there.”
from this column

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