I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Sitting on the fence

on September 6, 2013

people sitting on fenceAre you ‘sitting on the fence’?  Unable to make a decision?  Not wanting to choose sides?  Afraid of commitment?  Don’t want to start an argument?

Sitting on the fence is a phrase commonly used to describe a person’s choice to stay neutral instead of making a wrong or bad choice.

I’ve read articles from people who think sitting on the fence is a good thing and from others who think it is a bad thing.  In my opinion, I think in some situations it can be good in the short-term but it can get very uncomfortable after a while.

Sometimes it is hard to make a decision and it can be a good thing to stop for a while and consider all the possibilities.  If someone asks you to do something that is difficult for you, it is important that you take time to sort out your thoughts and determine what you are able to do.  If you are discussing your views on a controversial topic with someone and you don’t agree with the other person, it might be better to sit on your words for a while and figure out how you can say them without causing an argument.  There are many times when sitting on the fence can be a good thing.

However, sitting on the fence for too long is not really a good thing.  Think about actually sitting on a fence for a long period of time: it can get very uncomfortable and it keeps you stuck in one place.

Making decisions or choosing sides isn’t always easy, but if you want to move forward in life, it is very necessary.   We should determine what we feel is right and then make a decision to act.  You might not agree with others and your decision may not be popular, but it is your decision.  Sitting on the fence won’t get you anywhere, so don’t stay there for too long.


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