It is Friday! Today is the day I post in response to Kate’s word from Fiveminutefriday.com. It is also part of the challenge #write28days. You can find the landing page for these posts here.
JUST is a word about hidden agendas.
You often hear it to justify a verbal blow.
“It was JUST a question.”
“It was JUST a joke.”
Just is a word used to soften when feelings are hurt – intended or not – but usually, that is a lie. It is used to placate someone or to make them feel better which doesn’t often work.
It is a word to “Keep the peace.”
Just is part of the word JUSTICE. A word of fairness and truth. It is also part of the phrase “Just desserts” when punishment is rightfully given. Justice is served in that aspect I suppose.
I am not sure honestly where I stand about this word – but thoughts are swirling around in my head about it.