I live in a world without a delete button, or come to think of it a pause button. I also seem to be lacking a mute button as well to the chagrin of others. When I sit down to talk about anything I am going to go full flow with a lack of control or the ability to go back.
I should go back; too many times I go past the point where I should stop and push the limits of conversation. My biggest problem is that I want to be concise and erudite but when provided with a blank canvas I can’t contain myself and just end up carrying on and on and on….
I should learn to edit myself, I should be able to selectively delete and still get my message across.
I lack that part of the brain that let’s me go back, my thought processes are one directional and that’s full steam ahead. As soon as I am finished with an email I press send, I barely even look at the spelling suggestions before I let it out of my inbox.
If I could edit myself I’d go much further in life. I could get rid of the jokes and the sarcasm that is acceptable as a lackey but not as a manager. I’d be recognised for the work I do (and I’d get more done) rather than the jokes.
The problem is that what I delete is my essence, that shouldn’t be edited.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Slash and Burn.”
Write 500 words on any topic you like. Now remove 250 of them without changing the essence of your post.