In a lot of cases, the first reaction is a knee jerk emotional reaction or response to something from your past.
In the past.
For the longest time.
I’ve been terrified of thinking or planning my life long term or about relationships or putting those words together.
Because I’m afraid being in a situation that after braving challenges, obstacles and making sacrificies to reach that point.
Then I’ll be betrayed at the end.
I even have a quote in my head that “what’s sad about betrayal is that it never comes from an enemy.”
I am no longer in that situation but I still get that response from time to time.
Your first response is an answer that you came up with long ago.
That you now use as a shortcut.
Instead of actually thinking of an answer.
We sometimes think that the first reaction or our honest response to a question but it’s often not true.
Instead, you can ask for some time to consider a better answer.
These days, I’d like to give my responses more thought.
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