I Try to Say What I Mean, and Mean What I Say

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 613 People

    I Am Very Proud of Myself!

    I took a huge step today, put my fears aside and wrote a very hard email. There were some things that needed saying and today felt like the right day to do it, everything kept aligning as if saying "JUST DO IT." This was a huge risk and a very scary time, but I'm very...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 25, 2009

    And Thats Why Its a Big Deal If I Say Sorry About Something

    ive been this way since i was a kid... im a thinker.. and i think before i speak... if something comes out of my mouth it is what i meant to say in the first place... my mother always told me once you put something out into the air you cant take it back... so if i do say...
    sothisisme sothisisme
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    I Mean It.

    I try my best not to be long winded. I say what I mean in as few words possible, but as descriptively as possible so as not to be misinterpreted. No lies. Can't stand liars or cheaters. Don't beat around the bush, just tell me what you gotta tell and we'll move on, right? Um...
    lonelyromantic lonelyromantic
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2008

    Honesty Is Important. ...

    Honesty is important.  Even if people think I am being blunt, I will say what is true.
    Jun 2, 2008

    An Excerpt From Alice In Wonderland

    I memorized several pages of this section back when I was in sixth grade. It was to be recited, with each character's voice, during a spring show for our youth performer's group. Here, nearly 30 years later, I had to research the exact words, but well worth it for being able to...
    mierje mierje
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

    NO Mixed Signals

    Mixed drinks OK  - Mixed signals -- NO WAY :)  I say it like it is ... the way I like it :) 
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2009

    As I Get Older....

    I really do try to say what I mean.  I just don't feel like wasting the time and energy to do anything else.  And I accept myself - hell, I even like myself - so why not just be myself.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 11, 2008


    I try to say what I mean, and mean what I say. I think it's important to not say something that you don't mean, and hurt someone in the process. If you don't love someone, don't lead them to believe that you do. If you love someone, make sure you tell them every day.
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2008

    I Definitly Like to Do That.&n...

    I definitly like to do that.  I want people to know that they can trust me and respect who I am.
    strongchick strongchick
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2007

    I Am Not Mean-spirited

    Recently I said that I did not want to attend a drumming circle if it was family drumming. I know I don't need to explain myself, but I did. I tried to describe the beauty of the feeling of "oneness" that happens when all are drumming in sync, and with children present that is...
    gentlehealer gentlehealer
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2010

    I Wish Everyone Did

    I'm not afraid to admit that I'm hurt, scared, sad, jealous or upset. Yeah in some situations a person trying to put me down  thinks they have an advantage, but in reality everything they say isn't what they mean. Why can't we own up to being hurt or jealous? I think it...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2009


    I meant what I said, and I said what I meant A Texan is faithful 100%!
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2008

    Making Certain of a Point

    Honesty has been my mantra for several years now, in everything I do. The furthest from this I go these days is giving answers that are meant to prompt additional questions on curiosity, like leaving breadcrumbs into the rabbit hole. The closest it gets is powerfully pointing my...
    FluidMind FluidMind
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2008


    Because I don't want people to think I'm a hypocrite.
    tqoftu tqoftu
    22-25, F
    Dec 24, 2007

    Life is too short and too painful.

    I figured there is no time for pretense.
    Tedermaan Tedermaan
    31-35, M
    Feb 20, 2014

    I Hate Insincerity.  If I...

    I hate insincerity.  If I give a compliment - I MEAN IT!!!  If I give you my time and energy - IT'S BECAUSE I CHOOSE TO!  If I feel strongly about something - I'll say it.  You can believe me when I speak and you can believe the sincerity of my actions when I...
    Tinky Tinky
    1 Response Dec 23, 2007

    I Try To Say

    I try to say,What I mean,Mean what I say,No guaranties,Dosn't always work,What the hell?You know me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 19, 2012

    Always... ...

    Always... Honesty is the best policy, and lies are often caught.
    thehypnotoad thehypnotoad
    26-30, M
    Dec 23, 2007
More Stories