Friday, April 3, 2009

Quote #112, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quote #112....

"Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything."
-Reverend Billy Graham-

When was the last time you had an argument with a worker/ friend/ lover? How would you rate your stableness of mind during AND after the exchange? Did anything get solved? Did you feel better, the same or worse AFTER the argument?

Here's the thing. Arguments will happen. We are humans and we all think differently(how boring a world it would be if we were all robots). But are we being intelligent about our APPROACH to a heated discussion?

I believe Graham is suggesting that not much good happens in anger. It may be more productive to keep a cool and level head. And after.. the cold heart? The grudge? The bitterness? The resentment? Wouldn't we all be better off trying to see the others point of view, have a discussion, and come out with a better relationship after the exchange of words?

One final point..sometimes its just plain OK to 'agree to disagree'. In other words a MUTUAL RESPECT for others opinions and point of view .

That's my view....... What say YOU?


madeleine said...

Totally agree!!! If we look from our LOVE zone, everything is possible. By shutting down the LOVE we have for each other, we miss so much in life!

Jean Tracy, MSS said...

Dear Tim,

You're right. I can't think of anything to add.

Anonymous said...

A lot of Hot heads react before the know what is going on. I guess you could say the have an over reaction. But once they learn the facts & realize they over reacted they are cold hearted. No apologies. Or that they hurt people. What is wrong with people nowadays? The younger generations that are coming up are really disrespectful to others. I hope some how they can be reached thru God or someone. I pray for them all the time.