Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Elephant in the Room!


Have you ever been burdened with “the elephant in the room”? According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, this idiom pertains to:

The elephant in the room is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored, for various reasons. It is based on the fact that an elephant in a small room would be impossible to ignore.

I seem to be the queen of ignoring the “elephant in the room”. I have prided myself on being forthcoming and straight with folks, but somehow this ability has disappeared—I am not at all straight forward and tend to overlook the obvious “elephant in the room”. The "elephant in the room" could pertain to relationships, job futures, personal “issues”, memories even POSSIBILITIES —it matters little. There is no way around the fact that this is an example of cowardice—of the inability or choice not to “deal”. Why do I do this? What am I afraid of? This isn’t like me—not who I was, but apparently who I have become. Is this something that comes with age? life experience? or have I simply become lazy?

What is the elephant in your room? What is the big “issue” in your life you are choosing to ignore? I believe we all have them---

This I know for sure

3 comments:

Evan and Julia said...

What if the elephant in the room is a White Elephant?

mfisteach said...

I am all about diversity!!!!

Marc said...

Well... I must say that when I am involved in some conversations, there are several "elephants in the room." But enough about my family...