Dealing With Blind Spots In Life

“What you don’t know, might hurt you” -saying

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Have you ever had a situation where someone did something that you didn’t quite understand? maybe even lost the relationship? But it saved your life?


I’m talking about a situations where maybe a friend tells you something that you don’t want to hear or you’re out and their demeanor changes around you or certain people?

Some people call it using your intuition. Some people call it being finicky or picky. Some people may even question your judgment or mental health.

“What you don’t know, might hurt you”-saying

The reality of these types of scenarios is that something isn’t right or someone possibly knows something that you don’t. I like to try to remember the old saying “what you don’t know, might hurt you” when dealing with anyone but I also have learned to test out any person who I start to feel uneasy around.

I believe God sends us messengers or messages to alert us of impending dangers, if you are a person of faith.

I myself have had to learn to slow down in certain environments. Many cues are given to warn us of situations but sometimes they are gradual and then again sometimes they are sudden.

I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve paid attention and felt that something wasn’t right. I wish I could tell you of all the times I’ve not paid attention and felt something wasn’t right. It took me many years to figure it out but I can honestly say, I’ve gotten better.

Now, I’m just trying to figure out how to help other people pay attention to their blind-spots.

*Please note, image via Pexels and this article may also be found on Medium.

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