Friday, April 30, 2010

Quote #368, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Heres Blog Quote #368...

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
-Mark Twain-

This is so good! The more I read it the better it gets.

Ever get in to a silly fight, argument, or 'discussion' with a stranger, friend or loved one? The other person is just ranting and raving about silly immature stuff that doesn't mean a hill of beans. And then it ELEVATES. Things started being said that can't be grabbed back fast enough.

The challenge in these situations is the following: Don't stoop to the other persons lower level. Remain calm. Do not let the emotions get ahold of the moment. The worst is when the two people let the ego's get involved and an apology is about as close by as the moon.

We've all been there. We've all regretted it the next day.

Best to just remain cool, decide to let things settle down, and walk away. If it's a stranger, not as important a deal. One could even say why am I letting myself get so worked up with a stranger over something not very important? If it's a friend/loved one, the stakes are a bit higher. Perhaps even a 'time out' break is necessary for the relationship.

As a final comment , lets not forget the power of apologies and forgiveness. Furthermore, try to learn something from the ordeal.. like leaving the FOOLishness at home the next time...

That's my view...what say you?

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