WOULDN'T YOU REALLY LIKE TO KNOW?
WOULDN’T YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW?
You are in love with a wo(man) and this person says s(he) loves you. (I will use the "he" to refer to both sexes, for the principles are the same) Wouldn’t you really like to know whether he is telling you his real and true feelings? And, more importantly does he know what he really feels? Does he know what he is telling you is the truth? I would like to know whether the person who says he loves me really does.
You are now at your workplace and you have a boss, coworkers, and, perhaps, subordinates, if there are such persons existing today with all that politically correct crap where everybody is considered equal, and some of these people may be friendly, others you do not know how they feel about you, and still others who appear downright unfriendly and nasty to you. Wouldn’t you really want to know how and what they feel about you? I know I would. I would like to really know the people with whom I work and socialize.
You are living in a rather upscale community, perhaps a nice friendly neighborhood where you have many friendly neighbors. The man is your best friend, and you like his wife even better! He helps you plant a tree; you help him shovel his snow. Your family and his frequently go out to dinner in a nice restaurant. Your kids and theirs play together. Wouldn’t you really like to know his real feelings about you?
There was a friendly man next door. Everybody loved him because he was so friendly. He seemed not to have a mean bone in his body. He said “Hello” every morning as he went to work. But one day he killed his entire family: wife and children, even the one year old, then killed himself. Yesterday, I saw this very thing happened and reported on the TV. The man, supposedly a friendly man who was living in a home built by Habitat for Humanity.
Wouldn’t you really like to have known who this man really was? Wouldn’t you really like to have known whether warning signs existed? I would. And, perhaps, his wife and family would have.
I would like to know because I would want to know whether to keep these individuals at arms length or closer. We should always remember the famous advice given by The Godfather: “ Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.” Where did Mario Puzo get such wisdom?
In my up and coming book Wouldn’t You Really Like to Know? I will try to elaborate on ways of determining the answers to this question and the questions I posed above. I will give excerpts in my Blog as I go along but will compile all of what I learned in the final volume.
From where I stand today,
nicola michael c. Tauraso, M.D.
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic