Question of the Day – No. 419 How often do you act in such a way so you won’t upset others even though it’s not the best for you? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 56 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 419” Add yours Everyday LikeLiked by 4 people Reply How does that make you feel? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Drained.sovial media is my escape as I can truly be myself. LikeLiked by 1 person Not very often.It depends what the situation is LikeLiked by 4 people Reply In which situations you do it? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply When I feel it’s in the best interests of someone else. But it depends what it is . Have you ever seen the photo of the one man not raising his right hand at a Hitler rally? That man is me. LikeLiked by 1 person Not very often… Only if situation demands. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply When was the last time a situation demanded that? LikeLike Reply Less often that I used to. Giving myself permission to say “No” has been a loving gift. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply That’s great! What brought you to the point to give yourself permission to say “No”? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Realizing that I *could* do it. I have to live with myself 24/7 – and that connection to saying “no” to things that dragged mw down shifted a lot of my outlook. LikeLiked by 1 person Too many times, but not as many as I did before. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply How come you’re not doing it as many times as you did before? LikeLike Reply All the time. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How does that make you feel? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Terrible as I’m trying not to offend. LikeLiked by 1 person Very often. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply And how does that make you feel? LikeLike Reply numb. LikeLiked by 1 person Hardly ever these days. Too old in the tooth! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m happy if you concentrate more on yourself 🙂 LikeLike Reply Every day…shamefully LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Shamefully? Is it that bad? :-s LikeLike Reply More than what I would like to. I just took a stress test (online) as part of a mindfulness course and found my stress score higher than others (This will entail a whole new blog). 😣 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That’s tough! How come is your stress level so high? LikeLike Reply I was surprised myself! It was an eye opener for me LikeLiked by 1 person I try to practice this daily. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So you try to act in such a way not to upset others? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes! I try to respond and not react and ask God for His guidance in treating others with integrity and respect. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Everyday. And as soon as I “act out of sorts”, it’s such a problem for everyone else .yet those same people can say and do what They feel without a thought of my feelings. How I’ve learned to combat this? I do me anyway. They’ll be “offended” or “shocked”, but they’ll also get over it. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yeah… and they probably don’t really care about you… they care about how they are perceived. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Before, very often. But recently, I’m learning to be me anyway, even when others disapprove. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m very glad you’re learning to be you! Keep going, Samuel! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Though I cannot help but note – do you know what 419 means in Nigeria? It’s used for fraudsters. Just looks funny to me 😀😀😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I had no idea! Thank you for sharing! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply At the moment quite a lot. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Was it always like this? LikeLike Reply No not really, it just seems to feel like it at the moment. LikeLiked by 1 person Very often. But I don’t avoid telling the truth because someone will get offended. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Did you ever regretted telling the truth when someone got offended? LikeLike Reply I try to avoid this at all costs. Nevertheless, my job sometimes requires me to mediate situations, which in turn requires me to act in such a way so as to not upset others, even though it’s most definitely not the best for me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Could that be solved in any other way or you must do it? Are you in a leading position? Leaders have to do this all the time… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Unfortunately, it cannot. The work I do is rather complicated and involves legal intricacies that, unless you’ve been exposed to for a while, can be confusing and intimidating. As such, I must explain specific situations to employees to help them understand some of these intricacies and reassure them along the process. I could solve it by saying something along the lines of “calm down, your case is being handled,” but that would be poor customer service and may even make them more aggravated. LikeLiked by 1 person Never. I dance to my own tune (to the song I wrote 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome! Keep it up! 😀 LikeLike Reply Thanks for sharing!… it is my life, I am the only one that can live it, I will get only one try at it so living my life my way… 🙂 “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realize how seldom they do”.. Eleanor Roosevelt LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very true! I love the quote ❤ LikeLike Reply Almost exclusively with my mother-in-law, but not all the time. She’s one of those hyper-sensitive people that are appalled by nearly everything. Don’t get me wrong, I love her and respect who she is and what she does, especially for her family, but I have to censor myself quite often. When I eventually get frustrated with her hyper-sensitivity or lack of decisiveness (only because she doesn’t want to offend anyone) I slip into a version of myself that more closely resembles who I am. But I am still not 100% me around her. Everyone else gets the full force of my humour, wit, and depending on how they view it, my abrasiveness or forwardness. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s very noble of you! Do other people threat her with the same care? LikeLike Reply Quite often. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Have you ever thought about changing that? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Since one usually does not do them consciously, my effort is to observe my actions on a subtle level. So I know where is it coming from. I think change will happen if it is needed. LikeLiked by 1 person Interesting Question It depends on who the “person” is And what exactly I am trying to accomplish in the moment Ex: If I disagree with my mother, I am carful in how I respond and get my point across Whereas, if am trying to prevent her from eating sugar cookies for breakfast (against her diet, due to diabetes) I am less careful about her feelings being hurt LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So it’s a matter of importance. If your message is vital, feelings come second. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They’re both important But at times, yes, the value of the message comes first. LikeLiked by 1 person These questions you ask are awesome. Thank you. My first knee-jerk response was, “#SOML” but really, that’s changing. Grateful! ♥. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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