I’ve been away from my blog for some time working on other projects. In an effort to ease back into posting my musings, I’ve pulled these ideas from my “profundities” file.
Some who say “don’t worry” mean I disagree with you and I’m not going to change my mind or my opinion, and I’d rather we quit talking about it. The one who says “don’t worry” would like to end the discussion on an upbeat note, but end it nonetheless.
“Trust me” often means maybe you disagree, but I have some knowledge or expertise that you may not have, so you should go along with my idea.
Inherent in both these phrases is the instruction from one to another as though blind faith in the speaker will resolve the issue. When I hear these words, they often have the opposite effect.