Can you do something???

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I have a really hard time with 'can' vs. 'can't'.

For example: when I hurt my wrist. Could I do xyz?? Well I could- but would hurt a lot. Then I get yelled at for saying I could do something when I couldn't... Shouldn't there be a qualifier there? "Can you do this with out pain?"

Another one, can you drive to my parents house for lunch? Technically, yes I could. It is not reasonable, but it could be done. Sooooo what is the answer? Am I supposed to say, "Yes, I could- but I would have to leave very early"

I can never tell! What do you do?


misssrobin said...

I add a little on to the question in my mind. Can you do this (and still be true to yourself and what you want and need)? Then my honest answer sometimes becomes no. Yes, I am capable. No, it does not fit into my plans nor is it important enough to me to sacrifice this time. I am the only person who is responsible for taking care of me. I have to protect myself and my boundaries.

Fun question to think about. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

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