The older I get (I’m not very old, which is why I have no shame about declaring I’m getting old), the more I realize how little I know. About life, people, social skills, and tact in specific.
Tact isn’t my gift, or even a strongpoint. If I’m going to say something, I’ll say it. I don’t usually spend a lot of time thinking about what and how to say things. This generally gets me into trouble, and encourages me to fish up a really good apology, and fast.
The dictionary definition of tact is adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues. Forget the difficult issues part, and this becomes life. Dealing with others. With sensitivity. Not harming or endangering the feelings of a single human being, ever.
I’m working on my tact. You should work on yours. (Whoops. Sorry.)


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