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06 November 2007 @ 09:21 am
You can be right, or you can be happy. (gkr)

You can wait to speak, or you can listen.

What other choices do you make that bring about improved consciousness, conscientiousness and communication?
Sharon Combshollyqueen on November 6th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
But I'm only happy when I am right! :)
Kinks: Happy Timesthugg1ns on November 6th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
There are better times to be happy.
Kburgunder on November 6th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
nplusmnplusm on November 6th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Unsolicited advice is seldom heeded. If somebody doesn't take your unsolicited advice and then runs directly into the problem you predicted the correct answer is never;
"I told you so"
"You should have listened to me"
"See, I was right"

the correct answers are
"Are you all right?"
"Is there anything I can do for you?"
"I love you"

This goes hand in hand with my belief that you should never offer advice to people you don't care about.
Kburgunder on November 6th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
You are awesome and very nearly made me cry when I read this.

I want to be more like you when I grow up.
Sarah: officesarmonster on November 6th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
| Is that Jake? I've only met him twice, but I think he's the closest I'll ever get to meeting an angel. Wow. Awesome, generous, good person.
nplusmnplusm on November 7th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
It's all sham
It's the result of my PR firm...pricey but worth it. :)
Varnvarn_ix on November 6th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
"Next time, remember it's cheaper to learn from mistakes others make."
nplusmnplusm on November 6th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
However, like so many other things, the lesson may be cheaper, but it's also of lesser quality ;).
Sarah: Nerdsarmonster on November 6th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Hah! Good call from the rat. "You can be right, or you can fix it." Was the one I'm always hitting people with.

Big fights: Walk away, cool off, and write notes to each other. Good, honest communication and angry words are like oil and water. Remembering I CAN act like an adult when it's important.
-Or a middle school student, in the case of note-passing.

Consideration. Appreciation. Considering the motive when confronting a botched result.

Objectivity; looking at my situation in the third person.

"You know better than that."
放縱瘋狂的結wire_mother on November 6th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
some choices are more trade-offs: you can dream the future, or you can be mindful of the moment. each has a place.