Posted by AnneM on May 18, 1997 at 21:05:57:
In reply to Re: Gratitude counts for too much? posted by Zoe on May 18, 1997 at 14:04:04
If you'll pardon
] my being autobiographical, I'm coming at it from my own
] awareness of betrayal when, in a social situation and for
] no good reason except lack of thought, I mention something
] negative about those closest to me.
I have to try VERY hard not be over critical or negative myself. Remember the old rule, "If you can't say anything good, don't say anyhting at all"? It seems to me, that was the rule most empolyed. I mean most well bread ladies kept only but the most positive thoughts to themselves when in society. (I know we could discuss another character NOT doing this) I'm not really sure where I'm going with this...Mary broke that rule I guess? Also she left the admirals house because of the mistress, she really didn't have anywhere to go. (did I read that correctly?) Her brother or another relative had to take her in, and in that situation I would be upset and hard pressed not to have extreme negative feelings. (personally those feelings would be expressed!!) What do you think?
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